“Global warming is real,” concludes a new Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study directly addressing key concerns raised by climate skeptics.
What makes the study unique is that is it is funded in part by the Charles G. Koch Foundation, an organization with direct ties to fossil fuel industry giant Koch Industries. The foundation contributed $16.2 million to “climate denial front groups” from 2005-2009, according to Greenpeace. As such, the study is being viewed as a rebuke to skeptics who had hoped it would confirm their doubts about climate science - doubts shared by a number of the Republican presidential candidates.
To view the findings, including a two page summary, visit Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature online: