Global Warming Article Synopsis

Science Panel Backs Study on Warming

by Andrew C. Revkin
The New York Time
Courtesy The New York Times

A controversial paper asserting that recent warming in the Northern Hemisphere was probably unrivaled for 1,000 years was endorsed today with few reservations, by a panel convened by the nation’s pre–eminent scientific body.

The panel said that a statistical method used in the 1999 study was not the best and that some uncertainties in the work “have been underestimated,” and it particularly challeneged the authors’ conclusion that the decade of the 1990’s was probably the warmest in a millenium.

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