Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Climate Change and Global Warming Science

Depending on the age of your children you may find them asking questions about global warming and climate change.  It's in the news all the time, although often due to climate change deniers that dominate the airwaves.  Climate change is not a simple topic and can be hard to understand without a strong science background.  Heck, even with a strong science background, there are aspects of climate change that are not easy for me to understand.  Fortunately there are many sources out there to help you understand the truth of climate change.  Here's a great video that tackles 13 of the common myths that climate change deniers push.

13 Misconceptions About Global Warming

To put it bluntly, there is no longer any scientific debate as to whether the Earth is warming.  It is, and it is very clear from the data.  To be a climate change denier is to ignore the world around you and live in a world of ignorance.  The question and debate now revolves around the question of what we should do, can do, and how long we have to solve the problem.

If your kids are asking you about climate change and you don't have an answer, sit down with them and take a look at this video.  Work to understand the issue together.  Telling your kids that climate change isn't happening and scientists are lying to the public is the same as telling your kids that science isn't important and plays no role in their lives.  Don't do that.  Don't turn your kids away from science.  Be a responsible parent by teaching them the importance of investigating and researching answers to their questions.

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