Climate Change -- is it up for debate?
The Associated Press recently published an article and though its content should not be a surprise, it still shocks me. With the change in political administration, we have seen some major changes with the National Park Service, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.
Recently the EPA's administrator, Scott Pruitt, said that he does not believe that carbon emissions are a primary factor contributing to climate change. Directly from the publication: "Pruitt's view is contrary to mainstream climate science, including NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the EPA itself."
In a day and age where we are questioning the viability of any information -- read: fake news -- it certainly is not beneficial to the environment if officials muddy the waters of fact and fiction. In fact, it is critical that we properly educate future generations on what exactly is going on in our ecosystem, so that they may be able to positively impact these pressing issues.
For those of you wondering where to find accurate information on the science behind climate change, utilize the following resources:
- Publications written by accredited sources -- be sure to make sure these studies are not funded by private interests, if you are looking for the most accurate information
- .org, .edu and .gov sites -- these are generally reputable sources for educational and scientific information