Citizen Science - Group Project
Corporations benefit from turning a blind eye at scientists’ warning of climate change, or at worst, deny it all together. Climate change deniers point to climate getting warm then cooling off throughout history as proof that the documented record-breaking temperatures are a phase. The weather from day to day may not feel as if the earth is getting warmer because it has been doing so slowly, but when you look at the climate of the earth from region to region when compared to past data, you can measure the changes that are happening to earth as a whole. Is it possible that field researchers are correct and human activity really the cause of climate change?
This artifact consists of our group project for citizen science. For this project, my contribution was the first and final draft of the information of a tri-fold pamphlet. I referenced books to gather information about data-collection used by scientists who have concluded that the earth is in fact warming by looking at our oceans. There is data that shows the correlation between rising temperatures and the industrial age when natural contributors have been removed. Climate change deniers will point to harsh winters being experienced in some parts of the world, yet they ignore that this is a result of severe weather brought on by climate change.
There is visual evidence of the effects of climate change, from higher shorelines in some parts of the world, to the shrinking and disappearing glaziers and documented higher temperature readings of every single ocean basin. The logical conclusion is that our climate is warming, it is warming our oceans, our glaziers are melting into the ocean and this surplus of water is making the shorelines rise.
I place trust in the scientific community, and when experts in the field are raising the flag to a catastrophe in the making, I –perhaps blindly – trust their findings. Doing the research on this paper has comforted me in that trust and can pass on information to anyone having doubts about what is being felt and is being seen in our world.