What's the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response to the Climate Change Debate
7.2 million YouTube viewers can't be wrong: A provocative new way to look at the global warming debate.
Based on a series of viral videos that have garnered more than 7.2 million views, this visually appealing book gives readers-be they global warming activists, soccer moms, or NASCAR dads-a way to decide on the best course of action, by asking them to consider, "What's the worst that could happen?" And for those who decide that action is needed, Craven provides a solution that is not only powerful but also happens to be stunningly easy. Not just another "change your light bulb" book, this intriguing and provocative guide is the first to help readers make sense-for themselves-of the contradictory statements about global climate change.
The globe is warming! or The globe is not warming.
We're the ones doing it! or It's a natural cycle.
It's gonna be a catastrophe! or It'll be harmless.
This is the biggest threat to humankind! or This is the biggest hoax in history.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing
Simple, one might even say simplistic, approach to the global warming debate. The author lays out reasons to respond immediately to the climate debate, and states that he is not going to try to ... Read full review
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Craven engages in a praiseworthy effort to try to elicit 'rational responses' from lay people confused by the climate change debate in the media. His strategy is to get people thinking in terms of ... Read full review
WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND?
Proof Is in the Eye of the Beholder
There Is No Such Thing as Consensus
The PeerReview Process
Is It Getting Colder in Here or Is It Just Me?
Whos Your Authority Figure Huh Punk?
Assumptions Training Hup Hup Hup
Why the Warmers?
Is That Anthracite in Your Borehole or Are You Just Happy to See Me?
The Carbon Transfer ProjectOtherwise Known as the Age of Fossil Fuels
The Right Climate
Global Climate Destabilization
Feedback Fun and Complex Systems
Lets Take a Bath
A Word Against Common Sense
Here? Here? Here?
A Smorgasbord of Flavors
Craven Is a Fool
The Real Enemy
Just Like Lima Beans
Other Problems with Our Brains
Eat Your Lima Beans
The Credibility Spectrum
A Beautiful Rainbow of Credibility
A Word or Two About Economics
Dude Wheres My Science?
Doing a Sample Problem on the Board
Adapt vs Mitigate
Checklist of Equipment
The Selection of Sources
A Friendly Warning
Sources That Contradict Their Normal Bias
Individual Lay People
Petitions and Other SelfSelecting Statements
Individual Professionals Scientists and Economists
Individual Lay People
Your Friendly Climate
All Together Now Tipping Points
Two Dips and a Big Hill
Firecrackers and Uncertainty
How Much Is Too Much?
Doomsday Demystified Yet?
The Dressed Credibility Spectrum
Drawing the Rows of the Grid
Filling in the Boxes of the Grid
There Arent Enough Rows There Arent Enough Boxes What Does Action Mean?
Gather Your Biases
Transfer Your Personalized Spectrum
Decide Probabilities of the Rows
Fill in the Boxes
Install This into Your Brain
Now What? How You Can Change the World
World War III?
Rousing the Giant Within
Toward a New Ethic
Trigger a Declaration of War
Go Viral Baby
Things to Do
We Can Do It
THE BASICS OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
WIKIPEDIA ENTRIES GIVING AN OVERVIEW OF THE POPULAR DEBATE