We hear all the time that we need to stop the planet from warming an additional two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Why is that specific number so important though? And what happens if we exceed that limit? William Brangham offers some background on that climate science target.
Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced. Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don’t believe in climate science. RECOMMENDED…
Learn the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps. Global Warming: It’s OK to Be Smart About It http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/12/10/global_warming_24_things_you_need_to_know.html
PBS: Flood-prone South Florida considers proactive investment against rising seas March 19, 2014 (with Transcript). White House starting to make bigger climate change push – will help protect #SWWater if successful, but … http://t.co/OA7EX3OhgQ — Jonathan Overpeck (@TucsonPeck) March 21, 2014 Visit the new White House climate website https://climate.data.gov
PBS Frontline explores the massive shift in public opinion on climate change. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/climate-of-doubt/