Stickers! #StickersNotSkeptics

Climate change stickers, waterproof #StickersNotSkeptics

❤ Finally, they have arrived! Designed and made right here in sunny, sweaty Singapore, these stickers are fun, feisty, and sure to get your message out while you multi-task on myriad other things to make our world a better place. Because you’re awesome that way. 

Where can you stick them? On your favorite climate change doubter, your laptop and luggage, smart phone and anything else you want! Waterproof and fade-resistant, these kiddos keep on talking long after you’ve had that glass of wine and collapsed on the sofa, dreaming of crashing waves and cool sand between your toes.

Where can you get them? Right here! Choose from four different sets, or get them all at a discounted rate just for being you. You know they just want a good home, right there on your laptop!

A note on style – why #StickersNotSkeptics? 

I read with distinct pleasure that so august a publication as the AP Stylebook, no less, has now officially come out to strip climate change deniers of the label “skeptic”. To be skeptic is to question, to analyse, and to derive robustness from logically testing a concept until it becomes accepted. Skepticism has propelled science forwards, and, as the Stylebook guides, people who cannot accept the scientific fact of climate change (for whatever reasons except factual ones) are no longer to be granted the privileged label of “skeptic”, but instead are to be called climate change doubters. Here’s the full entry:

global warming The terms global warming and climate change can be used interchangeably. Climate change is more accurate scientifically to describe the various effects of greenhouse gases on the world because it includes extreme weather, storms and changes in rainfall patterns, ocean acidification and sea level. But global warming as a term is more common and understandable to the public.

Though some public officials and laymen and only a few climate scientists disagree, the world’s scientific organizations say that the world’s climate is changing because of the buildup of heat-trapping gases, especially carbon dioxide, from the burning of coal, oil and gas. This is supported by more than 90 percent of the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

In a joint publication in 2014, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of the United Kingdom stated: “Human activities – especially the burning of fossil fuels since the start of the Industrial Revolution – have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations by about 40 percent, with more than half the increase occurring since 1970. Since 1900, the global average surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit). This has been accompanied by warming of the ocean, a rise in sea level, a strong decline in Arctic sea ice, and many other associated climate effects. Much of this warming has occurred in the last four decades.”

To describe those who don’t accept climate science or dispute the world is warming from man-made forces, use climate change doubters or those who reject mainstream climate science. Avoid use of skeptics or deniers.

That all said, much as I want to use #StickersNotDeniers, until mass media channels catch on, we’ll stick with this for now.

 

Author: Little Climate

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