global warming

global warming

There are 2 comments on the Encyclopaedia Britannica story from Aug 27, 2013, titled global warming. In it, Encyclopaedia Britannica reports that:

Since the mid-20th century, climate scientists have gathered detailed observations of various weather phenomena and of related influences on climate .

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#1 Aug 27, 2013
Great read. Any comments?

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#2 Aug 27, 2013
While around 99 percent of all scientists agree that global warming is real, caused by humanity’s release of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions and that climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, conservative media has swayed a great portion of the American population to believe otherwise. There are five methods by which they have managed to do this, according to The Guardian.

•Presenting scientists who disagree that global warming is real (you know, the .01 percent) and persuading the conservative public that other scientists have some kind of agenda;
•Casting doubt on peer-reviewed journals and scientific institutions;
•Undermining the peer review process by insisting that it’s liberal, and therefore more political opinion than scientific fact;
•Accusing scientists of manipulating their data in order to find funding for their projects;
•Equating climate science with a new religion.

So successful are these tactics, conservative Americans are suspicious of climate change science to the extent that they are unwilling to accept even hard, real-world evidence of its truth, including drought, stronger storms, melting ice caps and other drastic changes in our climate patterns. However, some Republicans are beginning to stand up against the powerful media conglomerations that are skewing the science, The Guardian has found, and at least 53 percent of conservative youth are less gullible as their parents and grandparents.

Read more: Research Shows Fox News is Behind Climate Change Denial | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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