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Global warming has sparked widespread alarm over the fate of the planet. Proponents argue that, unless we invest substantial economic and political resources into combating global warming, earth will be irrevocably damaged and human existence as a whole will be threatened. Should we trust current models to project the state of the Earth in 100 years, or 1,000 years? Does the science really add up? Are we endangering future generations by failing to act?
For the motion
Writer and Filmmaker
Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. His latest posthumous novel, MICRO,... Read More
Richard S. Lindzen
Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at MIT
Richard previously held professorships at Harvard, where he received his A.B., S.M. and Ph.D., and the University of Chicago. He is a member of the... Read More
Emeritus Professor and Biogeographer from the University of London, UK
Although a scientist, for the past ten years Stott has also employed modern techniques of deconstruction to grand environmental narratives, like global... Read More
Against the motion
Member of the Union of Concerned Scientists
Brenda works on the national climate program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Prior to joining UCS, she was on the faculty of the University... Read More
Climate Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
Gavin's publications include studies of past, present and potential future climates. Scientific American cited him as a top 50 Research Leader in... Read More
Richard C.J. Somerville
Distinguished Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Richard is a theoretical meteorologist and an expert on computer simulations of the atmosphere. Among many honors, Somerville is a fellow of both... Read More