Andrix, it's not fair to discount all studies that are funded by the industry. Some of those scientists are not just doing the studies to just help the industry, but I agree that less of these interest groups should be involved and the studies reviewed thoroughly.
Additionaly, there are also interest groups and "earthy" philanthropists that fund studies that only focus on the negative part. The above should be applied to these studies as well.
I'll write some references that I will copy from a fiction book with some main quotes taken out, but the references are real.
1. Doran, P.T., Priscu, J.C., Lyons, W.B., Walsh, J.E., Fountain, A.G., McKnight, D.M., Moorhead, D.L., Virginia, R.A., Wall, D.H., Clow, G.D., Fritsen, C.H., McKay, C.P., and Parsons, A.N., 2002, "Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem response," Nature415
From 1986 to 2000 central Antarctic valleys cooled .7 degrees Celsius per decade with serious ecosystem damage from cold.
2. Comiso, J.C.,2000, "Variability and trends in Antarctic surface temperatures from in situ
and satellite infrared measurements," Journal of Climate 13:
Both satellite data and ground stations show slight cooling over the last 20 years.
3. Joughin,I., and Tulaczyk, S., 2002, "Positive mass balance of the Ross Ice Streams, West Antarctica," Science 295:
Side-looking radar measurements show West Antarctic ice is increasing at 26.8 gigatons/yr. Reversing the melting trend of the last 6,000 years.
4. Thompson, D.W.J., and Solomon, S.,2002, "Interpretation of recent
Southern Hemisphere climate change," Science 296
Antarctic peninsula has warmed several degrees while interior has cooled somewhat. Ice shelves have retreated but sea ice has increased.
5. Petit, J.R., Jouzel, J., Raynaud, D., Barkov, N.I., Barnola, J.M., Basile, I., Bender, M., Deavis, M., Delaygue, G., Delmotte, M., Kotlyakov, V.M., Legrand, M., Lipenkov V.Y., Lorius, C., Pepin, L., Ritz, C., Saltzman, E., and Stievenard, M., 1999, "Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica," Nature 399:
During the last four interglacials, going back 420,000 years, the Earth was warmer than it is today.
6. Anderson, J.B., and Andrews, J.T., 1999, "Radiocarbon constraints on ice sheet advance and retreat in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica," Geology 27:
Less Antarctic ice has melted today than occured during the last interglacial.
7. (Full Bibliography available if someone wants it, I'm tired writing it now)
"Interpretation of recent Antarctic sea ice variability," Geophysical Research Letters 31:
Antarctic sea ice has increased since 1979.
8. "On the secular trends in sea ice extent over hte antarctic region based on OCEANSAT-1 MSMR observations," International Journal of Remote Sensing 24:
Trend toward more sea ice may be accelerating.
9. "Trends in the length of the southern Ocean sea-ice season, 1979-99," Annals of Glaciology 34:
The greater part of Antarctica experiences a longer sea-ice season, lasting 21 days longer than it did in 1979.