Well I’ve read some nice stuff giving simple explanations climate change recently. Skeptic Magazine has an excellent article entitled ”How We Know Global Warming is Real and Human Caused” by Donald R. Prothero and The New York Times Dot Earth Blog has links to some videos by The National Research Counsel explaining climate change.
Prothero’s article out lines the major pieces of evidence for climate change as and debunks the major arguments of climate deniers. I’ve excerpted part of the intro of Prothero’s article here:
On January 27,2012, the Wall Street Journal ran an Opinion Editorial written by 16 people who had challenge the evidence of climate change. Most of the authors of the editorial were not climate scientists. Predictably, the Rupert Murdoch-owned Journal refused to run a statement by 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences, although a “Letter to the Editor” by 38 of the world’s leading climate scientists was published. The letter pointed out the numerous errors, mistakes, and fallacies in the editorial. It included a scathing rebuke by climate scientist Kevin Trenburth, whose remarks were quoted out of context to make them seem the opposite of what he actually said. As the Trenberth et al. letter argued, the 16 authors of the of the editorial were so far out of their depth in discussing the topic that they were the “climate-science equivalent of dentists practicing cardiology.
Dot Earth links to a video and booklet explaining the basic’s of climate change. This is an excellent resource to point people to if they need a basic introduction to climate change. The videos are also on Youtube: