OLLI Week 1, September 15th, 2015: Introduction; the difference between weather and climate; how Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) work.
FOR THE AMBITIOUS:
VIDEO: How the climate system works and regulates itself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrPS2HiYVp8
What factors determine Earth’s climate:
–See IPCC-AR5 (2013-2014) tab on my web page: the IPCC REPORTS: http://denverclimatestudygroup.com/?page_id=63
Mentioned in class: Skeptical Science Debunking Handbook:
The Handbook explores the surprising fact that debunking myths can sometimes reinforce the myth in peoples’ minds. Communicators need to be aware of the various backfire effects and how to avoid them, such as:
It also looks at a key element to successful debunking: providing an alternative explanation. The Handbook is designed to be useful to all communicators who have to deal with misinformation (eg – not just climate myths).
OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST:
Global warming pause (or not) http://www.skepticalscience.com/blind-test-economists-no-pause.html