The language above is obviously leaning towards the alarmist, but this infographic by the fine folks at learnstuff.com points out something critical: the effects of climate change are very real, indisputably so, and potentially disastrous.
The numbers that they give in the writeup that accompanies their graphic are shocking. 72% of media outlets are currently reporting sceptically on climate change, whereas an overwhelming majority — 97% — of scientists agree that climate change is a real thing, and in fact caused by the effect humans have on the environment. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s lots of information after the jump, so please click on through and read more.
This isn’t spillway getting political — it’s about science. And it’s about information you can arm yourself with in the event of interacting with a climate change denier, which, if you’re on the internet, is going to happen every once in a while.
Paddle your own canoe, folks.
Special thanks to Allison for putting me on to this and not letting me forget about it. LearnStuff.com is a great first-step resource for lots of topics.