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Climate Scientists Share What They Know

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The What We Know Website

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched a new website: What We Know. Why? Surveys show that much of the American public still believe there is a debate about climate change. There isn’t. Not only that, but there is real danger that a devastating abrupt climate change could occur.

Room for Optimism on Climate Change

The message from climate scientists isn’t all doom and gloom. They say there is a lot that we can do to curb climate change. The key is to respond appropriately, and soon!

Getting the Public on Board

Everyone’s understanding and support is needed in order to halt climate change. That is why the AAAS is reaching out to inform all citizens (of the world).

The What We Know initiative is dedicated to ensuring that the three “R’s” of climate change are communicated to the public.

1) The first “R” is Reality — 97% of climate experts have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening.

2) The second “R” is Risk — that the reality of climate change means that there are climate change impacts we can expect, but we also must consider what might happen, especially the small, but real, chance that we may face abrupt changes with massively disruptive impacts.

3) The third “R” is Response — that there is much we can do and that the sooner we respond, the better off we will be.

What We Know

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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