Welcome to the Cleantech Guide’s Climate Change for Idiots section.
The two terms – Climate Change and Global Warming – sound simple enough, don’t they? Climate change obviously has something to do with a changing climate and global warming most probably refers to the fact that the temperature all over the earth is getting hotter every succeeding year. Aren’t these as simple as these?
Well, sort of Yes, but not a complete Yes. Climate change and global warming are a bit more nuanced.
You would have doubtless read and heard about the negative consequences of climate change and global warming – rising seas, hot temperatures, floods…But do global warming or climate change really cause these, or is it just fear-mongering by vested interests?
Once again, the answer is not a straight-forward yes or no.
Climate Change and Global Warming are really super big threats to our planet but both these concepts are only vaguely understood by the ordinary public. At the same time, there’s significant interest and motivation among the general public to know more about these.
This section, Climate Change for Idiots, from the Cleantech Guide, is for the ordinary me and you.
I have put together 70 questions that encompass most aspects of climate change and global warming relevant to the common person. And provided concise and easy-to-understand answers. Further, I have divided these 70 questions into Top 5, Next 10, and the Rest, to make your reading even easier.
I hope you find Climate Change for Idiots useful and interesting.
PS: Why Idiots? Well, I am not implying you are an idiot, though you might well be if you are willing to spend time to read my stuff. All right. Look. Let me just say that we are all idiots in front of nature. Does that soothe your bruised ego?