Climate change naysayers may now have to face the writing on the green wall, as lead skeptic scientist Richard Muller recently changed his mind and now believes that global warming is real. Last week, Muller, a respected physicist from Univeristy of California Berkeley and possibly the most outspoken researcher against the existence of global warming,  told the Wall Street Journal that he thinks climate change is a reality. Unimpressed with years of international research by highly regarded scientists throughout the world, Muller decided to perform his own experiments and, what do you know, it yielded results showing exactly what climate change believers have been saying for quite a while now.

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Muller measured data from temperature monitoring centers all over the world and found the average land temperature has increased 1.8 degrees fahrenheit since the mid 1950s. These findings agree with the UN sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as well as numerous independent British and American researchers.

Though Muller had previously called climate change research “polluted by political and activist frenzy” he respectfully changed his tune after his results were revealed, saying, “When we began our study, we felt that skeptics had raised legitimate issues, and we didn’t know what we’d find. Our results turned out to be close to those published by prior groups. We think that means that those groups had truly been careful in their work, despite their inability to convince some skeptics of that.”

His research also confirms the validity of the controversial “hockey stick” graph used by many scientists and ardently rejected by skeptics, as a measure of the sharp temperature increase over thousands of years. His own graph is identical.

Via Investor Business Daily