Earth’s Future Climate Mark A Saunders
... damage worldwide each year. In many countries the general public is becoming concerned as press
reports, personal experience and anecdotal information all point to an increase in the frequency and
severity of extreme weather events linked to climate change. Many opinions have been expressed
on the s ...
2Documentary Two_Climate Wars The Battle
... that has surrounded it since the 1950s. It attempts to answer the questions: how do we know that climate
is warming up, how do we know humans are causing it, and how do we know what’s going to happen
Question 1 (5 Points) – The global climate dialog shifted in the 1970s from predictions of an ...
... the past 50 years due to human
activities primarily emissions of gases
that cause the greenhouse effect.
Global Warming Is Natural, Not Man-Made
... from a 2 to 6 degree increase over
the next century, but even these
are problematic given the myriad
of problems associated with using
models and interpreting their
No one advocates destruction
of the environment, and indeed
we have an obligation to take care
of our environment for future ge ...
Sun Come Up
... has provoked a lively discussion about climate change, displacement, and the rights of vulnerable communities around the globe. The film was a 2011 Academy Award Nominee
for Best Documentary Short. After the film, there will be a facilitated discussion about the
film and action steps that viewers ca ...
Climate Change Leader in Residence James Hansen, Ph.D. SAVE THE DATES
... Professor at the Earth Institute of Columbia University, where he directs the Program on
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions. Dr. Hansen’s research focuses on the causes and
consequences of global climate change using the Earth’s paleoclimate history, ongoing global
observations, and interpreti ...
B S I
... Anthropogenic climate change is fundamentally changing natural systems and the pace
of change will force changes in many aspects of human society. Ecology has an
important role to play in predicting, mitigating, and adapting to changing climate, but
ecology, as a discipline, will need to more expans ...
... Melting Away
Climate change, often called global warming, interests both scientists and the general public. It is a
popular topic because it has the potential to cause major changes to our planet and the way we live.
As the earth’s climate becomes warmer, rain patterns change. Some ...
... Scientists in the UK and across the World are looking at the evidence of climate change
and are also using computer models to come up with predictions for our future
environment and weather.However, the next stage of that work, which is just as
important, is looking at the knock-on effects of potent ...
... The climate change teacher’s
resource guide: Learning about
DEAT launched the climate change teacher’s resource
guide in 2003.This book is used by teachers to
explore some of the key questions related to climate
change. These issues include:
The causes of climate change
The effects o ...
Global Climate Change - Rock and Wrap It Up!
... • According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
• Anthropogenic (HUMAN CAUSED) greenhouse gas
emissions, driven largely by economic and population
growth, and are now higher than ever. Their effects, together
with those of other anthropogenic drivers, have been detected
Your Effect on the Climate
... place over several centuries. However, the term “climate
change” is now being used to refer to the current climate.
This is because recent
evidence shows that the global
climate seems to be changing
more rapidly than usual, as a
result of human behaviour.
Air travel and other forms of transportation ...
The contains tools to better understand and communicate climate science.
... • using more efficient lights and appliances
• using more public transportation
• driving low emission vehicles
• teleconferencing more and traveling less
• consuming less, reusing more, and recycling
as much as possible
• supporting efforts to mitigate the undesired
consequences of climate change a ...
Forest-climate interactions in an era of global change
... and the spread of invasive species—are affecting forests worldwide.
Such changes threaten biodiversity and may exacerbate climate change.
Understanding and predicting how forests are changing provides critical
support for biodiversity conservation and climate protection. Dr.
Anderson-Teixeira leads ...
... a) I know that ice cores and co2 emissions (the keeling curve) are
scientific methods to prove that global warming is occurring.
I understand that more extreme weather, melting glaciers, animal
migrations, changes in ecosystems are also ways to show that global
warming is occurring.
3. What might ha ...
... not a medical study and that no cause-and-effect
relationship is demonstrated by the study”.
Climate Change - Sauer Science
... significant, long-lasting
changes in weather
Intensity of weather
Number of severe
Climate change denial
Climate change denial, or global warming denial, involves denial, dismissal, or unwarranted doubt about the scientific consensus on the rate and extent of global warming, the extent to which it is caused by humans, its impacts on nature and human society, or the potential for human actions to reduce these impacts. Climate change skepticism and climate change denial form an overlapping range of views, and generally have the same characteristics; both reject to a greater or lesser extent current scientific opinion on climate change. Climate change denial can also be implicit, when individuals or social groups accept the science but divert their attention to less difficult topics rather than take action. Several social science studies have analyzed these positions as forms of denialism.In the global warming controversy, campaigning to undermine public trust in climate science has been described as a ""denial machine"" of industrial, political and ideological interests, supported by conservative media and skeptical bloggers in manufacturing uncertainty about global warming. In the public debate, phrases such as climate skepticism have frequently been used with the same meaning as climate denialism. The labels are contested: those actively challenging climate science commonly describe themselves as ""skeptics"", but many do not comply with scientific skepticism and, regardless of evidence, continue to deny the validity of human caused global warming.Although there is a scientific consensus that human activity is the primary driver of climate change, the politics of global warming has been impacted by climate change denial, hindering efforts to prevent climate change and adapt to the warming climate. Typically, public debate on climate change denial may have the appearance of legitimate scientific discourse, but does not conform to scientific principles.Organised campaigning to undermine public trust in climate science is associated with conservative economic policies and backed by industrial interests opposed to the regulation of CO2 emissions. Climate change denial has been associated with the fossil fuels lobby, the Koch brothers, industry advocates and libertarian think tanks, often in the United States. Between 2002 and 2010, nearly $120 million (£77 million) was anonymously donated, some by conservative billionaires via the Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, to more than 100 organizations seeking to undermine the public perception of the science on climate change. In 2013 the Center for Media and Democracy reported that the State Policy Network (SPN), an umbrella group of 64 U.S. think tanks, had been lobbying on behalf of major corporations and conservative donors to oppose climate change regulation.