April 29, 2007

Global Warming - update: not this globe

The fact that other planets are also showing signs of warming is starting to percolate out into the mainstream media. From the UK Times Online:
Climate change hits Mars
Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap, writes Jonathan Leake.

Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period.

Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.
Heh... Posted by DaveH at April 29, 2007 1:06 PM | TrackBack

Crazy stuff like this almost makes me think that planets have some kind of outside source of heat. Then I remember that CO2 heats the planets.

Posted by: Bram at April 30, 2007 8:46 AM
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