More and more scientists are coming to the belief that climate change is real and it is caused by increased CO2 in our atmosphere. The following article documents on scientists journey to belief:
“Global warming skeptics come in many forms. Richard Muller is a physics professor at UC Berkeley with an extensive background in climatology, but for years even he found himself at odds with the theory.
He was troubled, he said, by unreliable data from temperature stations located on asphalt lots or near buildings. Further doubts were fueled by “Climategate” — the 2009 revelation that researchers with the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit had manipulated facts.
It wasn’t until he did his own study, at the urging of daughter Elizabeth, that he arrived at conclusions he could support. He surprised colleagues when he shared them recently in an article in the New York Times: “The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic.””