Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Getting Climate Change

I recommend anyone who cares about Climate Change to read this excellent editorial on the ability to for the public to 'get it' on this critical issue. We tend to argue Climate Change like we do all partisan issues, if we don't get this issue right all of us cook, including our children.

"On issues like global warming and evolution, scientists need to speak up "The battle over the science of global warming has long been a street fight between mainstream researchers and skeptics. But never have the scientists received such a deep wound as when, in late November, a large trove of e-mails and documents stolen from the Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia were released onto the Web. In the ensuing "Climategate" scandal, scientists were accused of withholding information, suppressing dissent, manipulating data and more. But while the controversy has receded, it may have done lasting damage to science's reputation: Last month, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 40 percent of Americans distrust what scientists say about the environment, a considerable increase from April 2007. Meanwhile, public belief in the science of global warming is in decline. " --from washingtonpost.com - nation, world, technology and Washington area news and headlines

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