Category Climate Change

A climate scientist talks—respectfully—to climate-change skeptics

One of the most important things I’ve learned is that most people don’t really have a problem with the science or even the theology of climate change. I know that there are lots of scientific sounding objections: “it’s just a natural cycle,” or “scientists don’t know enough yet,” or “those models are always wrong.” I… Read More

Talking to people who see climate change with their eyes but still can’t admit it’s real

What’s Happening To Tangier Island? | November 15, 2017 Act 3 | Full Frontal on TBS

Can Allana Harkin respectfully convince the people of Tangier Island that climate change is real before it swallows them whole? Produced by Mike Rubens. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesdays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS!

 

Fewer than half of Americans think climate change will pose a threat to their way of life within their lifetimes.

They should hear about Tangier Island.

The island, located in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Virginia’s mainland, is quite literally sinking into the sea. Since 1850, its land mass has decreased by two-thirds, and scientific estimates suggest that within the next half century, it’ll be completely uninhabitable.

Tangier Mayor James Eskridge insists that the real issue is erosion. And Esktridge’s view is far from uncommon.

Samantha Bee correspondent Allana Harkin travelled to the island to talk to people. I gave her a few tips.

Read full article, here.

Revolt: The Kingdom And The Power Can a new generation of evangelicals change the way Christians think about climate change?

Evangelical Christians might be the most powerful voting block in America. They’re also far less likely than the general public to believe in human-caused climate change. In this report, we talk with faith leaders, theologians, scientists and other evangelicals rallying around climate change — often on opposing sides of the issue.

Our series “Revolt” explores climate and energy issues in a fresh context focused on Middle America. This is the last of six episodes. Watch them all here.

The Climate Risks We Face

Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been pumping increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas. Researchers at the Mauna Loa Observatory, perched on the side of a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, have measured atmospheric levels of this greenhouse gas since 1958. That first year,… Read More

Lessons in communicating climate change, from a scientist and Evangelical Christian

Katharine Hayhoe hails from Toronto. Growing up in Canada, she never doubted the reality of climate change. When she entered graduate school to study atmospheric science, she could never have guessed that she would eventually land in Texas—where, by this count, just over half the population accepts that humans are causing global warming. (Nationally, that… Read More

three texas scientists on hurricane harvey

Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – and forgetting – since the dawn of time: how much we all have to lose when climate and weather disasters strike. The risks we face from disasters depend on three… Read More

i was an exxon-funded scientist

ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to disseminate false information about climate change have been public knowledge for a long time, now. Investigative reports in 2015 revealed that Exxon had its own scientists doing its own climate modeling as far back… Read More