The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Study has just released a comprehensive report on the analysis of global warming, which shows "remarkable evidence of a significant increase, over one degree since the 50s". These are the first results that show strong evidence that even skeptics will be forced to accept.
Why is the Berkeley Earth Project different from previous global warming studies?
First: it is independent. No state sponsorship, no hidden piloting, no political pressure.
According to: it is non-profit, it is based only on donations: the highest (€ 100.000) comes from a private foundation, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, which has always supported the 'skeptical' theses on the subject.
Third: it is open source. The results are always available to everyone, the entire data set is provided to the public with the software used for the analysis: all online, explorable, consultable (and possibly refutable) by all.
Bedroom: consider many more parameters than any previous study. It collects records of as many as 39.000 weather stations worldwide, with a database of 1.6 billion measurements. 5 times more reliable than the others, in other words.
What do the results of this study indicate?
Put simply, global warming is a definite and established reality. Since the mid-50s, the average temperature of our planet has increased by more than one degree, with evidence impossible to refute for all the lobbies interested in saying the opposite: at this point, an awareness is expected on the part of all. Will he be serious?
Well, probably not. It may be that the 'deniers' to the bitter end will continue to support theses at this point useless and counterproductive, perhaps changing the subject and focusing on the question of whether global warming is a phenomenon independent of human beings or not. Whatever the approach, one thing is certain: the climate on Earth is changing drastically, and this change is starting to have a direct and tangible impact on our lives, destined to increase if we don't do our best to avoid it.
Here is the summary chart of the study, which needs no further comments (Berkeley data in black, the results of previous studies in other colors):