TER-QUA Climate Meeting



Although the popular view is that the Earth is “warming up and drying out,” the present climate trend appears to be toward lower temperatures and more rain, according to papers presented by Earth scientists who met in Lincoln, Nebr., October 6–7.

Several speakers stated that actual data supporting the warming-up concept come from U.S. Weather Bureau stations, of which 97.5% are located in metropolitan areas where urban heat production is rising. These investigators found that the 2.5% rural stations show a cooling history for the latest 4 decades.