Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced.

Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don’t believe in climate science.

RECOMMENDED READING/SOURCES:

“Don’t Even Think About It” by George Marshall: http://amzn.to/1DCX6HU
Also check out George Marshall’s website: http://www.climateconviction.org/

“The Republican Brain” by Chris Mooney: http://bit.ly/1GJew1C
“Unscientific America” by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum: http://amzn.to/1BQsocf
“Fool Me Twice” by Shawn Lawrence Otto: http://bit.ly/12Y2Gnc

Want to learn about the science of climate change and why humans are causing it, but in layman’s terms? I recommend these books:

Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (National Academy of Sciences/Royal Society) FREE ebook:http://amzn.to/1w6itfl
Global Weirdness (Climate Central) http://amzn.to/1BtZZbP
How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate (Seth Darling + Douglas Sisterson)http://amzn.to/12jjcxN

Can Radiation Give You Superpowers?

The Thing, Human Torch, Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic are back this summer! In the new reboot, the team gets its powers while in an alternate dimension. Here at Reactions, though, we stick to comic book canon. In this week’s video, we explain the original way the Fantastic Four got their power – radiation – with help from SciPop Talks.

Steve Spangler’s Pop Rocks Expander

If you are a candy enthusiast, like a lot of the people at Spangler Labs, you know that not all candies are created equal. And, if we’re being honest, Pop Rocks are one of the greatest candies of all time! You dump a few of the tiny pebbles onto your tongue and, in an instant, they begin fizzing, popping, and snapping about in your mouth. What’s going on here? Being scientists, we devised a way to figure out the popping secret behind the famous candy. Are you ready to expand your mind (as well as a few balloons)?

Want more experiments like this? Check out http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/p…

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