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What if Climate Change is Real? Katharine Hayhoe TEDx at Texas Tech

Posted on 8 May 2015 by Guest Author

Katharine Hayhoe recently gave a TEDx talk at Texas Tech University.  See if you can count how many myths she debunked from the Skeptical Science database.

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  1. Thank you!  Another keeper for my students.  Most inforative and easy to understand.

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  2. Thanks, Katharine's a great communicator.

    Out of interest, any idea where the source is for the 26,500 indicators of warming?

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  3. Brendon, I think the paper for that is Attributing physical and biological impacts to antrhopogenic climate change by Rosenzweig et al in Nature May 15, 2008 (vol 453). They examined 29,500 biological indicators and 90% of them were in the direction expected from global warming. That gives 26,550 indicators of warming.  

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    [DB] Added link to a full copy of the paper.

  4. Video by the US National Academies of Sciences:

    Read more in "Climate Change: Evidence and Causes"

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  5. Why doesn't her graph around 10:30 in the video show the medieval warming period as clearly as other graphs I have seen?

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  6. anticorncob6... Because you're looking at a reconstruction of the holocene (the past 10,000 years) and the MWP was only about 800-1200 years ago.

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