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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 01:33 PM

A Growing Number of Americans Are Alarmed about Global Warming.But many more should be.

Scientific American
By Joseph Holt on August 18, 2019

When it comes to concern about global warming, the good news is that a growing number of Americans are alarmed. The bad news is that most still are not alarmed, though they should be given what we already know, how much worse things seem the more we discover and how much we don’t even know we don’t know...The percentage of Americans who are “doubtful” or “dismissive” decreased by a combined 11 percentage points in that time, and those who are alarmed now outnumber those who are dismissive three to one (29 percent to 9 percent).

The tiny marine organism Prochlorococcus provides a cautionary tale about what we might not even know we don’t know. A Smithsonian article explains that most of the oxygen we breathe comes from organisms in the ocean that release oxygen into the atmosphere while making food for themselves through the process of photosynthesis.

Prochlorococcus, the most abundant of these photosynthesizers, is so small that millions can fit in a drop of water. It produces approximately 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe.] But scientists didn’t even know it existed until 1988, just over 30 years ago. That should make us wonder what other “unknown unknowns” might be vital to our long-term survival.

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https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/a-growing-number-of-americans-are-alarmed-about-global-warming/


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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 04:29 PM

1. When brought up to my rethugian neighbor,

Neighbor: "Well, there are somethings we can control and somethings we can't. It's in god's hands."

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 04:42 PM

2. Well it sounds like you tried to talk about.

That’s all you can do.

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Sun Aug 18, 2019, 05:31 PM

3. Thanks and yep, I did try.

So many are hopelessly brainwashed.

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