Wolfram|Alpha supports AGW theory?

18 Mar

I occasionally use WolframAlpha for different things, and I happened to look at their blog today. This post was on top:

Comparing Global Warming Potentials with Wolfram|Alpha

Here is a quote:

Today when you hear about global warming, the first thing that comes to mind is probably carbon dioxide; however, there are many greenhouse gases that may contribute to this phenomenon. Wolfram|Alpha now provides information on the relative global warming effects of about 30 common pollutants in the atmosphere using the global warming potential (GWP) index.

The GWP index estimates how much a certain chemical will add to global warming compared to the same mass of carbon dioxide over a certain time span. The data Wolfram|Alpha uses is from the 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The post continues by talking about examples of how to use Wolfram|Alpha to compute the impacts of greenhouse gases on the atmosphere.

Some have accused Google of skewing the debate in favor of the AGW theory, could this be an example of the same bias?

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Posted by on March 18, 2010 in Uncategorized


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