Climate Change IQ Question 2: Is Arctic ice disappearing?

Answer: There is less ice now than in the 1970s or during the Little Ice Age, but more than in 2012 or the Medieval Warm Period. It has been increasing over the last few years.

While accusing the Trump Administration of “willful ignorance” and “insensitivity” to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, manifested by denying “obvious climate change,” an article in the Sep 11 Washington Post links Continue reading “Climate Change IQ Question 2: Is Arctic ice disappearing?”

Climate Change IQ Question 1: Would lowering atmospheric CO2 prevent or mitigate hurricanes?

Answer: No

The Galveston hurricane and floods of 1900, half a century before humanity could have influenced climate to any measurable extent, killed 8,000-12,000 people and remains to this day the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. [1] Continue reading “Climate Change IQ Question 1: Would lowering atmospheric CO2 prevent or mitigate hurricanes?”

DDP Climate Change IQ Project

After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate change accord, various state politicians, most prominently California Governor Jerry Brown, stepped forward to say that their state or city would fight “climate change” on its own. Also, a number of Republican congressmen have joined the Climate Solutions Caucus.

In an effort to spur some critical thinking, DDP has launched the Climate Change IQ Test. We intend to distribute a question of the week for 10 weeks.

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