Monday, December 08, 2008

Graphic Warming

El Morro National Monument

At The Guardian, George Monbiot, dealt with the issue of climate change denial in his Dec. 9 column. He did a nice job of debunking some of the prominent deniers. Monbiot's column and the predicted responses also provided a good illustration of how reciting facts such as those illustrated in the following graphs have little practical impact on the political process. His suggestion is that changing the way we talk about the issue and shifting the focus to broader community concerns will be a more effective strategy. That seems a line of thought that is consistent with the U.S. election outcome.

Global Warming

The Rate of Change

CO2 Emissions

Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Species Extinction

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