A study published last week reveals the conclusions of a study led by Richard Muller from the University of Berkeley. The study claimed, with irrefutable evidences, that Earth’s average temperature has been raising with about 1 degree Celsius from 1950.
What professor Muller said has shattered the skeptics’ theories saying that there’s no scientific evidence global warming exists. Muller has submitted a graphic to the media that showed a continuous growth in global temperatures in the 1950 – 2000 interval.
Today, however, one of Muller’s main team members accused him of trying to manipulate the public opinion by concealing the study’s true conclusion: the global warming has stopped.
Professor Judith Curry from the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a famous and respected researcher, declared to The Daily Mail that Muller’s claim is a “huge mistake,” having no scientific background.
Judith Curry has 30 years of experience in the field of atmospheric sciences and co-authored Prof. Muller’s study, named BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures Project Team).
Curry claims their studies have revealed that the average temperature hasn’t been rising since the end of the nineties. ‘There is no scientific basis for saying global warming hasn’t stopped. Of course this isn’t the end of scepticism. To say that is the biggest mistake he has made,” she said.
In reply, Muller said: “I was saying you can no longer be sceptical about the fact global temperatures have risen over the past 50 years. There are other aspects of climate change which are still uncertain as I have made clear.”
The BEST study had been gathering data from over sources spread over 15 countries, with more than 1.6 billion temperature readings collected from the beginning of the 19th century. Its conclusions had coincided with those from NASA and the NOAA. Muller had been a skeptic before, and his research had been funded by Koch Industries, a company with deep ramifications in the oil industry.
I don’t fully understand what’s behind the conflict between Curry and Muller, but the melting glaciers at the poles can’t be wrong that something is truly happening – something that has definitely been evolving during the past decade.