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Would you eat a mushroom that 97% of experts say is poisonous?

If 97% of experts say a mushroom is poisonous but 3% say it is safe, would you feed it to your kids?

Category:Who to Believe?
Scientists & non scientists: Don't leave your citizenship at the door

"Just because we scientists have Ph.D.'s we should not hang up our citizenship at the door of a public meeting." – Dr. Steve Schneider (1945 ...

Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Woo ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...

The greenhouse effect isn’t rocket science

‘The science behind the greenhouse effect was simple enough to have been widely understood by the mid 19th century, when the light bulb and ...

Unless you care a whole awful lot, nothing will change – The Lorax

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Suess

The most effective and memorable request to your congressperson

“Rep. Cantor, we need you to promise us that you won’t leave office until Congress has solved the climate crisis.” — Elli Sparks, Citizens C ...

Weather you see from your window, climate you see from a satellite

‘Weather is what you see outside your window, climate is what you see from a satellite.’ – Scott Mandia, Professor of Physical Sciences at S ...

Deny global warming? Do you deny Air Force heat seeking missiles?

'In a bizarre sense, to deny global warming is to question the ability of the Air Force to put the right sensor on a heat seeking missile.' ...

Category:Who to Believe?
The best job creators: clean energy & energy efficiency companies

‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that str ...

Category:Clean Energy
Keystone XL? It’s foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China

‘Senator, why do you support this Keystone boondoggle of foreign corporations selling dirty crap to China?’ – Van Jones, co-host of “Crossfi ...

It's not conservative to waste stuff, then send our kids to fight for it.

"It's not conservative to waste stuff," Inglis says, "and to cause somebody else's kids to go on the sands of the Middle East to fight for t ...

Are you still debating if smoking causes cancer?

"Giving scientists and climate change deniers equal time is like having tobacco executives debate doctors on the safety of cigarettes." — Se ...

Category:Who to Believe?
The danger is not to the planet but our civilization

‘The danger is not to the planet but to our civilization on the planet. This is the real challenge of climate change.’ – Adam Frank, writer ...

Small Antarctic sea ice gain overlooks total sea ice loss

‘Looking at sea ice and not total ice is like your high school football team winning their game, but your NFL team loses the Super Bowl.’ — ...

Pricing carbon: The silver bullet of climate change policy

‘The simple prescription for anyone concerned about climate change: price carbon. It’s simple. It works. It’s conservative to the core.’ — ...

Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Pet ...

If left unchecked, this issue will swamp all other all other issues

“Climate Change is not just another issue. It is an issue that if left unchecked, will swamp all other issues.” — Ross Gelbspan, writer and ...

Time to act like this is an emergency

“If (climate change) is an emergency, we have to act like it…But the good news is (if we act) we get to have a future for our kids.” — Naomi ...

Join the movement to stop the biggest threat to our planet

'Climate change: the single biggest thing humans have ever done to this planet. One thing must get bigger: our movement to stop it.' — Bill ...

Stewardship just requires action, not optimism or pessimism

'(Taking action on climate change), it's not a matter of being optimistic or pessimistic. It's something that just has to be done.' — Marjo ...

Only poets can approach explaining this present danger

“Only poets can approach this task (describing the threat of climate change) until we come up with the right metaphor.” — Donald A. Brown, A ...

'This is not uncertainty.  It's high school physics and chemistry'

'Certain gases trap heat in our atmosphere...Anyone who tells you that's uncertain is either very confused or they're lying.' — Naomi Oresk ...

3 phases of great scientific ideas: denial, resistance, & acceptance

“Every great scientific truth goes thru three phases: 1st people deny it, 2nd they say it conflicts with the Bible, 3rd they say they knew i ...

Global Warming paused since 1998?  Paws are for puppies & kittens

‘People ask me: Is there a pause in global warming? My response: paws are for kittens & puppies. Global warming is still increasing.’ - Jos ...

Earth was warm before? That's an observation, not an explanation

'Yes, the climate changed before. That's called an observation, but a scientist’s role is to explain why it changed before and now. — Peter ...

Fossil Fuel: not free market, it's free loading market on our health

'Right now it is now a free market. It is a free loading market. The fossil fuel industry is free loading on our health.' — Mark Z. Jacobs ...

Granddaddy was right: you can make money selling the wind

"My granddaddy used to say , 'if we could sell the wind, we'd be wealthy.' Well, who ever thought we would be selling the wind!' — Tim Alex ...

Category:Clean Energy
Uncertainty? In science, 95% certainty is the gold standard

“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer

If 1º melts the Arctic, we're fools to see what 2º will do

"If 1 degee melts the Arctic, we're fools to find out what 2 degrees will do." — Bill McKibben, environmental author & founder of 350.org

Cities lead the charge on climate change action

'Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of climate change...we are taking action. There’s simply too much ...

Drive your car if 97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot?

97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot. 3% say your brakes are fine. You family is inside the car. Who do you listen to?

Category:Who to Believe?
Fossil Fuels: increasingly risky investments says Forbes Magazine

'Although they were lucrative, fossil fuels are now increasingly risky investments, and the stakes are too high to maintain a stable climate ...

Don't fall for denial or despair, instead just take action

"(Many) people go straight from denial to despair, without pausing on the intermediate step of actually doing something about (climate chang ...

Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.

Would you drive on a bridge 97% of engineers agree will collapse?

97% of engineers agree bridge ahead will collapse. 3% say not to worry. Would you keep driving?

Category:Who to Believe?
Think 'We'll adapt'?  Our infrastructure may not be able to adapt

Our very elaborate infrastructure won't work because it was designed for the climate we had, not the one we are going to have. — Dr. Richard ...

Forecasts vary:  from "pretty awful" to "unspeakably horrible"

Yes, the models disagree. Their range of disagreement in their estimation of climate futures is between pretty awful and unspeakably horri ...

Don't hang your science on upside-down hooks

"When looking for a hat rack to hang your science upon, avoid those that have upside-down hooks." — Scott Mandia, tweeting about climate con ...