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Global Warming: Framing Matters
I’m watching “Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow” & it occurs to me that when we hear about Earth’s climate warming ‘only’ 1-2 degrees, that’s Centigrade. Americans don’t know centigrade.
Two degrees C is almost 4 degrees F. Any American knows how uncomfortable that is on a thermostat. Maybe we should be discussing global warming in America on terms Americans understand and not be metrically elitist about it.
It’s like we always think about Mars’ gravity being 1/3 Earth’s, and that sounds cool. Then someone pointed out that on the way back, Earth’s gravity is THREE TIMES Mars’! That sounds awful!