7 Reasons To Hug A Climate Scientist

2000 top scientists just ended the debate on climate change in a groundbreaking report — we’re now as sure that carbon pollution burns the planet as we are that smoking kills. The Debate Is Over! But Big Oil-funded think tanks and the right-wing media are already hard at work spreading lies, trying to discredit the report and the scientists. Climate scientists are awesome and deserve hugs, here’s why…

1. When oil-industry funded climate skeptics go on TV and say ‘we’re still not sure of the science’, climate scientists be like

According to Drexel University sociologist, Robert Brulle, “… approximately $500m has been donated to groups dedicated to casting doubt on the science of climate change.”

2. When the media focuses on the invented ‘debate’ over climate change, rather than the facts, scientists be like

In the US alone, a shocking 80% of climate stories from media mogul, Rupert Murdoch’s select papers mislead readers about global warming.

3. When Lord Monckton is on TV pretending to be a scientist, climate scientists be like

Lord Monckton is a British lord who travels the world spreading doubt on global warming. He also has strong views on HIV, once saying: “Every member of the population should be blood-tested every month … all those found to be infected with the virus, even if only as carriers, should be isolated compulsorily, immediately, and permanently.”

4. When someone who just happens to get regular paychecks from oil companies and has absolutely no qualifications offers their opinion, scientists be like

The Global Warming Petition Project is a petition stating there’s no evidence of climate change. It’s owners claim that over 31,000 scientists have signed it. Actually just 0.1% of signers have a background in climatology.

5. When Oil Companies ask why we should trust a 3,000 page report, scientists be like

6. When some dude on a talk show says “well I’m just not convinced about manmade climate change” scientists be like

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is made up of 2000 of the world’s leading climate scientists. In their 5th report, released Friday, they said they were certain that humans were causing climate change.

7. When 2000+ scientists come together to announce once and for all that climate change is real, we caused it, and we can fix it, the world be like

Over 20% of the world’s electricity is coming from clean energy. A brighter future is possible. But first we have to end the false debate that’s been delaying bold political action. Share this feed to make that happen.

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