Climate change

-People who believe climate change to be a hoax are sometimes called “climate skeptics” by the media. Is this an accurate label? Why or why not?

-What are the limitations of ice core data? How do you think these may have fueled climate change debate (in the public)?

-What challenges do climate modeling scientists face in trying to predict future temperatures?

-A friend says that he doesn’t believe in climate change because where he lives, it’s been getting colder and colder in recent years (and raining more). What might you say in response?

-The U.S. refused to sign the Kyoto Protocol on the grounds that it “didn’t do enough to curb emissions.” Do you think this was a legitimate reason? Do you think it accurately represented the reason for reticence? Explain your thinking.

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