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Galileo championed the idea that Earth revolves around the sun, but some of his evidence was later proven wrong. Today, peer review and consensus are how science errors get corrected. "People who say science is not about consensus, do not understand science."
Category:Science & Uncertainty
"Science is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship. It is the evidence that does the dictating." - author John Reisman
Category:Risk, Stakes & Probability
‘We can think of global warming as a bully that comes by every year and tells you to give him more and more of your money.’ – Park Williams, a tree ring researcher at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
"Responsibility is a big Republican theme. Why should we not take responsibility for what we are collectively doing to the climate system?" — conservative Republican MIT climate scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel
Category:Skepticism/Denial - General
“You can’t change (climate science) facts by ignoring them. This is like trying to lose 20 pounds by smashing your bathroom scale.” — Mike Breen, Executive Director of the Truman National Security Project, and leader of the clean energy campaign, Operation Free.
Reject climate change? "Make sure to say that very publicly, because I want our grandchildren to read what you said and what I said." - Bob Inglis, Conservative Republican former Congressman from South Carolina
Category:Science & Uncertainty
'If you disagree with the science of human-caused climate change, then you are disagreeing with science itself,' — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
'If you dismiss all climate science as a hoax, I can’t help you. That’s between you & your beach house — and your kids, whose future you’re imperiling.' —Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist.
‘Nobody hates Wall-E and nobody wants to live on his planet either.’ – Trace Dominguez, Contributor for Discovery News
Category:Flooding & Sea Level Rise
"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben
Category:Who to Believe?
Do you believe information provided from the Watergate Burglars? No, neither should you believe computer hackers who steal private e-mails from scientists.
‘The simple prescription for anyone concerned about climate change: price carbon. It’s simple. It works. It’s conservative to the core.’ — Bob Litterman and Gernot Wagner, writing in Forbes Magazine
‘I believe 99.99% of people on this planet already have the values they need to care about climate change in their heart. We just need to identify those values and then we connect.’ – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University.
“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.” — Peter Fiekowsky, physicist, business owner, and volunteer for Citizens Climate Lobby.
“Our real problem is not a heating planet or rampant malnutrition…We only have one real problem: our own feelings of powerlessness to manifest the solutions right in front of our noses.” – author Frances Moore Lappé
Category:Earth is Warming
“Only poets can approach this task (describing the threat of climate change) until we come up with the right metaphor.” — Donald A. Brown, Associate Professor, Environmental Ethics, Science, and Law, Penn State University.