With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and agenda mixed in with facts. That's why Dr. Craig Cogger, soil scientist with Washington State University Extension, has put together an online primer on the subject.
Consisting of a narrated series of nine slideshow modules, each less than ten minutes long, it covers a breadth of topics, including what the science really tells us, important (and often misunderstood) definitions, the evidence for current climate change, climate models and their projections for coming decades, what to expect from climate change, other points of view, and how to respond to climate disruption. There are also links to other scientifically-based web sites if you'd like to get a deeper understanding of the subject.
This series is a great way to increase your understanding of an important issue that will have an impact on many aspects of our lives and the lives of all creatures on our planet.
To access the series, go to: Climate Change.