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The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism

The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism | Geography Education |
Examines the science and arguments of global warming skepticism.


This is a very accessible (only 16 pages, and without technical jargon) overview as to why there is a consensus in the scientific community that there is human-induced climate change. 

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 29, 2013 10:02 PM

This is Global Warming, something I have heard about actively for over a decade.  I do not drive a car, and when I was able to walk everywhere as a primary method of travel, I frequently did so.  Some things that we've learned about are things that I can relate to or understand- like protection of water resources, or studying change in areas as is visible from space,- but Global Warming I don't entirely 'feel.'  Yes, I have noticed that it gets much warmer in summers than it used to, but I can't really see how I can directly have anything to do with it? I know it will affect my generation and future generations, but aside from activism, protesting, and carpooling, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot that it really has to do with anything that I could possibly do about it.  I also know that this pattern has occurred over every several thousand years, and that there used to be ice ages periodically.  We are on a flying orb being hurled through space at thousands of miles per hour, orbiting around a giant flame ball that will explode one day- so we have a species death clock that says that we will either die then or have followed Timothy Leary's SMILE recipe for survival-, in a galaxy in a universe in (an endless? set of larger entities, made up of equally endless?ly smaller entities... endlessly?)...

.... and a slight degree change over a hundred years really worries people?  I can't help but chuckle as I fully visualize that situation.  It's like a nuclear bomb is about to go off, and the guy in the immediate blast radius is afraid of common cold germs on his shoelaces... oh humans... I really am perplexed at what 'the human race' at large considers important...

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