Statements on Global Climate Change From Respected Scientific Institutions Crispin H. Pierce, Ph.D. February 2006 Preface The role of health scientists is to provide objective information (risk assessment) upon which public health decisions (risk management) can be made.
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Statements on Global Climate Change From Respected Scientific Institutions
Crispin H. Pierce, Ph.D.
“Climate change is real. There will always be uncertainty in understanding a system as complex as the world’s climate. However there is nowstrong evidence that significant global warming is occurring. The evidence comes from direct measurements of rising surface air temperatures and subsurface ocean temperatures and from phenomena such as increases in average global sea levels, retreating glaciers, and changes to many physical and biological systems. It is likely that most of the warming in recent decades can be attributed to human activities. This warming has already led to changes in the Earth's climate.”