97% of the world’s scientists have determined climate change is real and that humans are primarily responsible. And, a recent poll suggests that 72% of Americans feel that global warming is personally important. Unfortunately, billions of dollars have been poured into misinformation campaigns to inhibit climate change progress and our country remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. What is the first thing we need to do to address climate change? Simple. We need to understand it. Here are resources to help you communicate with people who are still skeptical about the reality of climate change. You might want to start with a recent video from Climate Crocks. And, here’s another quiz.
Accurate information is the foundation of a functioning democracy. A website called Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. Highly recommended if you find yourself unclear about something you have read.