Wow. This one started a kerfuffle over at gocomics.com/overthehedge. Apparently, a large portion of my audience (now getting smaller) are climate change deniers. The specificity of denial is impressive. Wrong, but impressive in it’s seemingly technical assurance and misstatement of facts. It is a fact that 97% of climate change scientists believe that humans are driving rising CO2 and climate change. Now, you can disagree. You can say stuff like 97% of scientists 400 years ago thought using leaches was quality health care. But it’s not 400 years ago. It’s now. There’s real evidence. It’s not all a money grab for government grants.
Here’s a good article on the 97% thing on the web site Skeptical Science.
Also, I realize North Pole melting doesn’t increase sea level. The North Pole is a frozen ocean. Melting ice cubes in your gin and tonic do not raise the level of liquid. It’s the South Pole and Greenland that are the concern.