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Climate change infographic


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Brilliant infographic about public vs scientific views on climate change

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  • Hi Aimee,

    My name is Maegan Badham and I'm the Administrative Assistant for a non-profit educational organization called AVID Center. I write to you today to inquire if we can use this infographic at our 2013 AVID Summer Institutes. You can reach me at or directly at 858-380-4800. I look forward to speaking with you!

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    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a not-for-profit, educational organization serving over 700,000 students in elementary through postsecondary schools in 45 states and across 17 countries/territories. AVID serves all students, focusing on those least-served students in the academic middle ( Through the AVID College Readiness System (the cornerstone of AVID), we provide structures and systems that allow teachers to raise expectations of their students and provide them with strategic support so that these students will, in turn, rise to the challenge. More information about who we are, what we do, and how we do it is available via our website (

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Climate change infographic

  1. 1. Global warminG The DebaTe SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE Are scientists convinced? yes of climate scientists 97% think global warming is significantly due to human activity no of climate scientists do not think 3% global warming is significantly due to human activity Surveys have found that over 97% of actively publishing climate scientists are convinced humans are significantly changing global temperatures (Doran 2009). Not only is there a vast difference in the number of convinced versus unconvinced scientists, there is also a considerable gap in expertise between the two groups There’s a consensus of scientists (Anderegg 2010). because there’s a consensus of evidence MEDIA COVERAGE Does reporting reflect the consensus? yes of news coverage depicts human 28% contribution to warming as significant no of news coverage 72% includes a skeptic viewpoint or denies man-made warming Because of the institutionalized journalistic norm of balanced reporting, United States television news coverage has perpetrated an informational bias by significantly diverging from the consensus view in climate science that humans contribute to global warming (Boykoff 2008). Media coverage misrepresents scientific understanding of man-made global warming PUBLIC PERCEPTION Are the public convinced? yes of people believe global warming 26% is happening and humans are causing it no of people are not 74% convinced or deny humans are causing global warming A recent poll by the BBC / Populus suggests that since the ‘climategate’ coverage in the media there has been an increase in the amount of people sceptical about man-made global warming. However, the scientific consensus has not changed over this Media coverage of global warming is not ‘balanced’ period (BBC News). and is affecting public opinion throughout the world Renegade Conservatory Guy Motionlab