Myth: At least 50% of Americans do not believe in human-caused climate change.
Fact: The overwhelming majority of climatologists consider anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change to be a scientific fact.
Inexpensive energy has literally fueled America’s economy for generations, but many Americans seem to think our economy cannot thrive without the heavy use of fossil fuels and that “clean coal” can alleviate any and all environmental concerns. A remarkably large number of Americans believe climate science–and because of it, climate change–is a hoax perpetrated to take advantage of us. Of those who do see it as a problem, large numbers don’t think it will affect them personally. Others think our economy cannot thrive without heavy use of fossil fuels and that “clean coal” can address any environmental concerns.
The science, however, is clear: Mankind is very likely causing–or at least dramatically worsening–climate change, making it an existential threat to life on Earth.
For many years, scientists couldn’t make an exact connection between global climate change and natural disasters. But as climate science has advanced, it’s become possible to determine that some natural disasters couldn’t have happened without it.read more
The fight is on. Last month, on January 23, the Union of Concerned Scientists filed a lawsuit against the EPA for limiting the involvement of certain scientists from serving on its advisory committees, specifically scientists from academia and nonpartisan non-profit...read more
Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA appointed by Donald Trump, is calling for an “open, honest talk” about climate change, a topic that has traditionally divided Democrats and Republicans. In the current polarized political landscape, it’s worth asking what exactly Mr....read more
Myth: At least 50% of Americans do not believe in anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change. Fact: The overwhelming majority of climatologists consider anthropogenic climate change to be settled scientific fact. Inexpensive energy has literally fueled America’s...read more