China relies on coal for two-thirds of its commercial energy supply and 80% of its electricity, partly because the country has a great deal of coal. Yet China’s coal burning has made it the world’s top CO2 emitter and has probably sped up the process of atmospheric warming. Do you think China is justified in using coal intensively, as other countries, including the United States, have done and continue to do? Explain. What are China’s alternatives?
Here is the link to the Center for Naval Research report regarding climate change and national security. Read the report and write a synopsis on the report.
Some people disagree with the IPCC findings. What are the motivations of these people and how has this criticism strengthened the science?
What data is used in computer models run by climate scientists, and what exactly do the models tell us?
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