Berkeley Earth Project announces findings

This project was set up by Prof Richard Muller in the wake of the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU) email disclosures to take a fresh look at the historical temperature data using independent scientists of a high calibre. Essentially Muller took a sceptical view of global warming claims so was somewhat chastened to have to report that there was no discernible difference between the new results and those of CRU (and 2 US studies).  Full story is on the BBC website.

2degC Challenge

Leaders of nearly 200 companies around the world have signed a communique calling for tougher action on climate change. The companies, including Tesco, EDF, Philips, Unilever, eBay and Rolls-Royce, say that climate change is putting society’s future prosperity at risk.