20 Jan 1992
‘Greenhouse cynics gambling with future’ .
One of the CSIRO’s top scientists says doubters of the greenhouse effect are gam bling with the future of the world.
Dr Graeme Pearmao, coordinator of the CSIRO’s climate change research program, said yesterday there was little doubt global warming was a reality according to all the best scientific models.
He was supported by the latest international estimates issued by the Minister for the Environment, Ros Kelly, which showed the earth was heating up at the rate of 0.3 degrees a decade, enough to cause major disruptions to the climate.
The estimates, made by an international group of scientists backed by the United Nations, were issued for a conference in
Canberra which will examine the impact of agriculture and forestry on global warning.
A small number of sceptics in the scientific community have cast doubt on the greenhouse effect, claiming it is an unproved theory on which it would be unwise for governments to base public policy.
The January-July RSS temperature in 2013 was only 0.08C warmer than the same period in 1991. According to CSIRO, it should have been 0.6C warmer. They exaggerated their warming forecasts by almost an order of magnitude.