PHI 210 Week 10 Webtext 10.2 What organization conducted this study? the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication Which of the following is one of the Six Americas described in the video? Dismissive Which of the Six Americas is the largest? Concerned A person who has heard of the issue of climate change but is not interested enough to learn anything substantial about it would most likely be placed in which category? Disengaged As a critical thinker, how much should knowledge about how other Americans feel about this issue affect your own position? Explain your answer. Based on how others feel makes you question what your position is on the issue and can often lead you into feeling a certain way. 10.3 This website is run by which of the following organizations? the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) According to this page , peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree on which of the following points? Global-warming trends over the past century are more than likely due to human activities According to this site, what is primarily responsible for rising temperatures in recent years? an increase in greenhouse gases According to the site, what impact does an excess of carbon dioxide have on the earth? It makes the earth warmer 10.4 Using this Climate Change page, identify the organization that created this video, explain their stated position on the topic of climate change,
PHI 210 Week 10 Webtext and then describe the extent to which you believe this stated purpose affects their credibility. The Heartland Institute. Heartland's center on Climate and Environmental Policy promotes pro-environment policies. Which of the following summarizes the central argument of this video? The so-called “global warming crisis” is really an alarmist hoax promoted by financially motivated politicians and corporations. This video asserts that those who believe in climate change are claiming that the earth is on fire, the planet is dying, and it’s our fault for living. Explain how this characterization of the opposing side is arguably an example of the “straw man” fallacy. This portrayal distorts the mainstream view of climate change believers (that human activity has been causing the earth to warm) into an accusation that the planet is dying because people are living, a much easier claim to discredit.
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