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Scientific consensus matters; even Galileo made mistakes.

BiteGalileo 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."
Science: not a democracy, its a dictator of the strongest evidence

Bite"Science is not a democracy. It is a dictatorship. It is the evidence that does the dictating." - author John Reisman
Rising temperatures: it’s like a bully coming for your lunch money.

Bite‘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 (personal and for the planet) is a Republican value

Bite"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
Reject climate facts? Like smashing your bathroom scale to lose weight

Bite“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? your grandkids will read your words

BiteReject 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
Reject climate change? Then you are rejecting science itself

Bite'If you disagree with the science of human-caused climate change, then you are disagreeing with science itself,' — World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

Bite'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.
Reject climate change? Nobody wants to live on Wall-E’s planet

Bite‘Nobody hates Wall-E and nobody wants to live on his planet either.’ – Trace Dominguez, Contributor for Discovery News
Reject a newspaper article because of a typo?

BiteJust as silly: 'hyping real or imagined errors that make no difference to any significant scientific conclusion.' - Dr. Michael E. Mann
Recent floods: Not just power of nature, but power of man

Bite"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben
Ready for the good news about climate change?

Bite"The fact that humans are causing climate change is good news. That means we can do something about it." - NASA scientist Robert Cahalan
Psst...Want to get super rich and famous?

BiteIf you can find a way to scientifically debunk climate change, you can be rich and famous. Just beware that many scientists before you have tried. . . and failed.
Psst...Guess what I heard from the watergate burglars!

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteDo you believe information provided from the Watergate Burglars? No, neither should you believe computer hackers who steal private e-mails from scientists.
Pricing carbon: The silver bullet of climate change policy

Bite‘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
President Obama: 'Let's put a price on carbon'

Bite"if there’s one thing I would like to see, it’d be for us to be able to price the cost of carbon emissions." – President Barack Obama in an interview with New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman, June 7, 2014.
People already have all the values in their heart they need to care

Bite‘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.
Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

Bite“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 biggest problem? Not acting on solutions right in front of our noses

Bite“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
Only poets can approach explaining this present danger

Bite“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.