Recently, in the "You Tell Us" section of this newspaper, this question was asked of five people: "Is Global Warming Fact or Fiction?" Four of the five said it was fiction. The fifth said that she hoped global warming was true because she was freezing.
I was surprised and disappointed by the lack of knowledge exhibited by these responses. Scientific explanations for climate change (global warming) have been presented multiple times in the media, including in this newspaper.
I recently read that we have already passed the tipping point to stop global warming. Climate change is irreversible at this point, but the effects can be reduced if world governments start now to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.