The truth about climate change and the science of science communication
The Washington Post has published a number of articles about climate science and the role that scientists play in shaping the science, but a new article is one of the first to delve into the topic in a more detailed way.
The article is written by Scott Lively, the founder of the nonprofit, Climate Progress.
It’s titled, “The truth about global warming.”
“The truth is the scientific consensus about the impacts of climate change,” Lively writes.
“In fact, the climate is warming faster than humans have been burning fossil fuels for decades.”
In the article, Lively argues that climate change is an issue that requires a deeper understanding of what the science is telling us.
“Climate change is not just a problem of warming or cooling, but an issue of climate variability,” Live writes.
“This means that the best we can do to predict what the future will be like is to understand what our planet is doing now and how it is changing.
Scientists have long understood that climate changes will vary over time, and we know this is true even when we have the most complete climate models available.”
Lively writes that it’s important to understand how climate change works in order to understand the consequences.
“We must understand the mechanisms that cause the climate to change, how it changes over time and under what circumstances,” he writes.
When it comes to climate change, climate scientists are constantly studying the physics and chemistry of the Earth, the atmosphere, and the oceans.
Climate scientists also use sophisticated models that attempt to understand just how rapidly the Earth’s climate is changing over time.
Lively goes on to say that climate scientists have been very clear that there is no one answer to climate science.
He says that it depends on the subject.
“The question of how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere is not an easy one,” he says.
“If you want to know how much CO2 there is in Earth’s atmosphere, you have to use some of the same kinds of models that climate models are used to simulate the world.”
Live also argues that the climate scientists who have been studying climate change have been trying to explain climate change for a long time.
“There is a long tradition of explaining climate change using the model-based approach, which is why the science has been so clear,” he explains.
“But the models have also been clear about what was happening in the climate system before the models were created, so we know exactly what happened before the model was created.
We also know what the models predicted, and what the predictions actually turned out to be.”LIVE’S RESPONSE TO THE COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL WARMING:In his article, Scott LIVE argues that it is important to recognize that climate science is still an evolving science.”
Science can’t predict every possible outcome of a climate change experiment, but climate scientists can and do predict what will happen,” he said.”
Our best hope for preventing future climate change depends on understanding what is happening now, and how we can help limit future climate changes.
We need to be careful not to confuse the fact that climate is happening with the certainty that it will not happen.
We can try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the climate, but we cannot prevent the worst impacts of future climate disruption.”
The article was published in a new book by the nonprofit group Climate Progress, Climate Change: The Truth About Global Warming.
It comes out on June 1.
You can read the full article here.
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