Goode Pushes Back on Climate Change Critics
Erica Goode, a visiting assistant professor in the newspaper and online journalism department in the Newhouse school, published an article in the New York Times about climate change and the toll it is taking on the polar bear population. She debunks climate change denialists, using data from scientific research to disprove their claims.
“The scientific evidence that the polar bear’s Arctic home is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet is overwhelming, supported by reports like the National Climate Assessment, which was compiled by 13 federal agencies,” she wrote. “In some Arctic regions, scientists have documented declines in polar bear numbers and disturbing signs of physical deterioration linked to the loss of sea ice. And last year, the Obama administration called human-driven climate change the biggest threat to the bears’ continued existence.”