Earth Day is on April 22 and is the 43rd anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration. Are you looking for something to do to celebrate the Earth with family, friends, students in your classrooms? This year I'm organizing a showing of the movie Thin Ice. I learned about the after reading a Real Climate post by Ray Pierrehumbert, a prof. at the University of Chicago.
The movie documents climate change from the perspective of the scientists who are, as Ray put it, 'out there in the trenches trying to figure out what it going on'. There are so many blogs on the internet that say pretty awful things about climate scientists and bash the science as fraud (Example: commentary on the WattsUpWithThat website often includes really immature comments like calling scientists twits, frauds, and liars).
From the Thin Ice website:
In recent years climate science has come under increasing attack, so geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to find out what is really going on from his climate science colleagues.
I'm looking forward to watching the film and hope that regardless of your views on climate change that you'll consider watching it too. Or at least browse through the videos on the thiniceclimate.org website to learn more about climate science.