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Focus on Cecil's synopsis:
For 300 years the drift was slow but steady. After 1940, though — Professor Thomson provides a little chart that makes the point vividly — the drift rate fell off the table. The seasons have shifted more in the past 50 years than they did in the previous three centuries. The dramatic change closely corresponds to the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the same period. Ergo — this is definitely a time when you want to say ergo — human-caused global warming is real.
Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground's latest blog, "Florida Shivers; Hot Arctic, Cold Continents pattern is back" is very informative
Some additional links he gives:
Of special interest to AnalyticBridge members should be Steve McIntyre's blog: http://climateaudit.org/
The site is filled wirth serious (but accesible) discussion on the statistical modelling behind AGW theory. McIntyre also makes his analysis and data available to readers with R-scripts.
Could increased temperature cause more water evaporation (oceans), resulting in more rain, possibly a decrease in ocean levels as they lose water (new sees are forming or re-forming on continents).
And could the increased cloud coverage (reflecting sunlight) makes the temperature drop again, creating cycles of global warming followed by global cooling? Or maybe local warming followed by local cooling?