Faculty Advisor

Jamison, Wesley V.

Faculty Advisor

Pierson, Stephen W.

Abstract

Many scientists believe global warming (GW) to be one of the most serious problems facing the world today and that it demands immediate action. However, many people, called skeptics, advocate for various reasons that action should not be taken at this time. We performed a content analysis of their literature to quantitatively analyze their arguments to help counteract them. We found that the most common argument dealt with the lack of evidence that GW was happening, followed by arguments that GW would be too expensive to counteract or that GW would not be harmful.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Physics

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