Leading science organization takes a stand on climate change For the first time, the influential American Association for the Advancement of Science has weighed in on climate change. The verdict: it's bad. "The scientific evidence is clear," says a statement issued this weekend by the association, which publishes the journal Science. "Global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now and it is a growing threat to society." Pointing to retreating glaciers, rising sea levels, extreme weather, and unusually high atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the 159-year-old society -- made up of 262 affiliated groups -- called for stronger …
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