This is a very interesting time for the climate science community. They are being called on to respond to the extreme weather we are seeing around the globe. Today's NYT article, titled, "In Weather Chaos, a Case for Global Warming," is a must-read, if you want to see the representative views of leading climate scientists. Here's one notable perspective:
"If you ask me as a person, do I think the Russian heat wave has to do with climate change, the answer is yes," said Gavin Schmidt, a climate researcher with NASA in New York. "If you ask me as a scientist whether I have proved it, the answer is no "” at least not yet."