In light of Wisconsin's official denial of climate change and climate science, making it a true outlier among state, how ironic is this annual Wisconsin meeting?
Every autumn climate scientists from diverse disciplines gather at the Comer Climate Conference on a farm in rural Wisconsin. They focus on the latest research to predict the on-going pace of sea level rise, the retreat of the glaciers past and present and the profound threat to our planet as human communities force climate change.
Some influential scientists in attendance included Richard Alley, George Denton, Klaus Lackner and Wallace Broecker, known as one of the grandfathers of climate change research.
Photo at top: Atmospheric carbon dioxide acts as the thermostat for Earth. Rising levels of this greenhouse gas, resulting primarily from fossil fuel use and emissions, are driving global warming.
“The visualization highlights the advances scientists are making in understanding the processes that control how much emitted carbon dioxide stays in the atmosphere and how long it stays there — questions that ultimately will determine Earth’s future climate,” according to NASA.