My favourite analogy for climate change is that the thin layer of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is like a blanket you have over you on a chilly lie-in morning. Throw an extra blanket on, and pretty quickly you get uncomfortably warm…

A couple of videos
– a carbon history of the world

– “But Carbon Dioxide is only 0.038% of the atmosphere”

Recommended Books
Kate Evans “Funny Weather”
Elizabeth Kolbert “Field Notes from a Catastrophe”

For good metaphors to explain all aspects of climate change, check out Climate Bites.

For detailed demolitions of various denialist talking points, see Skeptical Science.


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