Scientific opinion on climate change

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    heard and understood so others do not suffer because someone is petty, self-interested, or self-righteous. Regardless of its motivation, the Guardian is a dedicated science journalism watchdog. Perhaps this is why the paper’s recent take down of the Wall Street Journal 's attempts to deny and reclassify climate change is a joyous read. In the article “The Wall Street Journal denies the 97% scientific consensus on human-caused global warming”, Dana Nuccitelli writes about…

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    call-to-action near the film’s end, encouraging viewers to vote for leaders who will fight for climate change, especially since we are nearing a crucial election where one candidate has openly denied the existence of climate change, claiming that it is merely “a hoax” and that global warming is simply “the weather”. This feel made me feel anger, not only at my own ignorance, but at the inability of countries which are greatly contributing to climate change to act, especially the United States.…

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    University of Colorado at Boulder’s Recyling program on campus. USGCRP. 2009. “Climate Literacy: The Essential Principals of Climate Science” This piece is packet for climate scientists to better understand what legitimate climate literacy is. Climate scientists need to make informed climate decisions that use integrated approaches in order to properly do their jobs. The piece explains that with human effort and increased understanding, climate scientists should greatly help our Earth’s…

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    Not everyone sees pollution every day, especially air or noise pollution. Some people in this world, especially in places in the United States, do not live by power plants, polluted water, or a loud street. There needs to be more topics about pollution so more human beings can get involved. The world will change if the world starts to stop pollution now. Also, many individuals ignore the fact that pollution is a major problem. “For starters, we need our lawmakers to quit ignoring climate change…

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    Tuttle provides the scientific evidences that cast doubt on the claim by the White House that, “Ninety-seven percent of scientists concur and agree that there is global warming and anthropogenic impact.” Since the satellite measuring the temperature shows no significant warming change for the last 19 years, global warming alarmist called the situation “The Pause.” On the other hand, 97% of climate scientists declare that the earth is warming up, and it is mainly a result of human activity.…

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    “Introduction: Making Climate Change Understandable” Joseph F. C. DiMento and Pamela Doughman discuss several points about global climate change issue in this book introduction titled Making Climate Change Understandable. In this article, the authors claim that people have been inadvertently causing global climate change, which has become a major controversial topic influencing people in different aspects. Although some people start to take actions, many citizens still do not comprehend the…

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    In the PBS FRONTLINE news report, Climate of Doubt, John Hockenberry explores how climate skeptics argue against the global scientific consensus, thus contributing to the increase in climate change skepticism in the last six years. These skeptics come together, construct an argument on one point of view, and undermine the public’s beliefs of climate change. The \ strategy, the basic argument, they use to address climate change is simply denying the fact that human activity causes global warming.…

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    A. Introduction and Background The urgency of irreversible climate change effects requires mitigation and adaptation tools. The poor minorities of society are expected to be more severely impacted by the effects of climate change; generally, these minorities are less educated and geographically displaced in already problematic and polluted areas. These groups may have less capacity to be prepared and to respond to hazards created by extreme weather events and—even less, to be able to recover…

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    Bill Mckibben Summary

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    supported with sound scientific evidence to back up his claims. As the title of the article implies, McKibben dives deep into three horrific numbers that prove severe climate change is just around the corner and somewhat impossible to stop now. The first number he discusses from the Copenhagen Accord is 2 C which is the agreed temperature that global warming should be below. But, as he describes in latter paragraphs, such a dramatic temperature increase would be much more devastating. The second…

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    Climate Change Consensus

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    In a recent poll, it was found that only 41% of the American population believe that the world is being harmed by climate change today, despite there being a scientific consensus that climate change is a proven matter of concern (Wike). Why do such large number of Americans reject the scientific consensus on climate change? There is a widespread misconception that there is a disconnect between scientists on the climate change issue, however the actual disconnect is between the public opinion and…

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