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Get the facts about climate change: http://youtu.be/ffjIyms1BX4
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Last week's video: Climate Science - What You Need to Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjIyms1BX4

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it's primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren't convinced
Here's what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don't believe in climate science.

RECOMMENDED READING/SOURCES:

"Don't Even Think About It" by George Marshall: http://amzn.to/1DCX6HU
Also check out George Marshall's website: http://www.climateconviction.org/

"The Republican Brain" by Chris Mooney: http://bit.ly/1GJew1C
"Unscientific America" by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum: http://amzn.to/1BQsocf
"Fool Me Twice" by Shawn Lawrence Otto: http://bit.ly/12Y2Gnc

Want to learn about the science of climate change and why humans are causing it, but in layman's terms? I recommend these books:

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (National Academy of Sciences/Royal Society) FREE ebook: http://amzn.to/1w6itfl
Global Weirdness (Climate Central) http://amzn.to/1BtZZbP
How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate (Seth Darling + Douglas Sisterson) http://amzn.to/12jjcxN


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Last week's video:
Climate Science: What You Need To Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjIyms1BX4

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