- Data: dicembre 2014
- Genere: Animazione
- Durata: 1’ 40”
- Lingua: Inglese
- Realizzato da: The Royal Society, National Academy of Sciences
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Experts have published a short guide to climate science to help people challenge claims about global warming made by the “ill-informed pub bore or the family know-it-all”.
Climate scientists at the Royal Society have produced the guide with 20 short questions and answers addressing some of the most common assertions which they say are made by people who dismiss the scientific basis of climate change.
It include questions over how scientists know recent climate change is largely caused by human activities, the role the sun plays in warming and whether “disaster scenarios” like the Gulf Stream switching off are a cause for concern.
It also addresses issues raised by sceptics such as why Arctic sea ice is melting but Antarctic ice is not, and whether the slowdown in warming means that climate change is no longer happening.
The experts said they hoped the guide would allow people to call up the facts on their smart phone when they met someone who expressed extreme views on climate scientists, and correct them.