Choose the ultimate Simple Climate explanation

The cool and often foggy mountain habitats where many Sceloporus lizards are found have been subjected to very rapid climate warming, resulting in the extinction of many species. Credit: Barry Sinervo

The cool and often foggy mountain habitats where many Sceloporus lizards are found have been subjected to very rapid climate warming, resulting in the extinction of many species. Credit: Barry Sinervo

A year’s worth of interviews with scientists comes down to this: a tussle between different styles of expression. Is it better to be detailed or brief? Is it better to discuss the causes, or the effects? That’s what this, the final round of Simple Climate polls, is asking you, the reader.

One of the aims of my blog is to produce a single, simple, explanation of climate change. Over the past four weeks I’ve run four polls that have summarised all the explanations of climate change that scientists have given me this year, and you can still visit them if ever you need a refresher. By voting on them readers have selected their favourite in each of the four different categories of explanation I divided them into.

The most popular in each category is listed below: In fact there are five explanations, as the poll of explanations of the effects of change was tied. Now you have until the end of the year to choose the most popular of all the explanations I’ve been given. Vote now in the poll below these explanations, and use the commenting tools below that to discuss them. Happy voting! Read the rest of this entry »