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Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, December 27, 2016/Categories: natural history, video, sustainability, environment, climate change
Katharine Hayhoe (credit: PBS Digital Studios)
How long have we known the basics of climate science? Actually, for nearly 200 years! Temperature calculations made in the 1880's, just using a pencil and paper, are very close to predictive models made by super-computers today.
Atmospheric researcher Katharine Hayhoe of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX explains why everyone should care about climate change and the science behind it. She notes in simple terms why everyone should pay attention:
"We all depend on this planet for the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat and the places we live. It just makes sense to take care of it: to ensure that it continues to support us. That is the sensible, fiscally responsible, and most conservative thing to do, in the truest sense of the word."
Claiming incorrectly that the basic climate science is still being bebated only delays productive solutions to an existential problem.
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