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Climate change controversies: A Simple Guide

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The Royal Society, UK, has produced an overview of the current state of scientific understanding of climate change to help non-experts better understand some of the debates in this complex area of science. It identifies and responds to eight common arguments and sets out where the weight of scientific evidence lies. Examples of the misleading arguments they respond to include  ‘The Earth's climate is always changing and this is nothing to do with humans’ and  ‘Carbon dioxide only makes up a small part of the atmosphere and so cannot be responsible for global warming’.

Designed for use by the general public, educators will find it an invaluable source of information to help answer questions, for background reading and for preparing activities on climate change.