The Grand Portage Reservation is at the northeastern tip of Minnesota. The Air Quality Program has many ongoing projects in order to maintain healthy indoor and outdoor air. These projects include monitoring for regional haze and particulate matter, indoor air quality, invasive plant removal, public outreach, environmental education, alternative energy, and climate change.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another Good Climate Change Resource

New Scientist has published a comprehensive guide to help rebut many of the most common talking points used by people who want to either deny the reality of climate change or to deny that it is caused by human produced carbon dioxide emissions.

I have seen many arguments against climate change or against human causes, but I have yet to see a serious debate in actual peer-reviewed scientific literature that undercuts the consensus that we are warming the planet overall and that this will cause major problems for the global ecology that all species depend on. We are treating earth as a big uncontrolled experiment and if some of the more dire predictions of anthropogenic global warming are correct it will be of small comfort for our descendants to hear "Well, I guess those scientists were right after all" as they struggle to survive in a ruined ecosystem.

Are we really willing to gamble our future on the slim chance that the science is wrong?

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