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Are climate skeptics right?

It's evident the debate over climate change is a heated one. Are skeptics clouding the public judgment for money? Are climate-change believers merely alarmists who risk the present for the future?


The Organic Foods Quiz

 The Organic Foods Quiz

Non-conventional foods are steadily becoming a normal part of the world's diet. Quiz yourself on organically-produced foods at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How are drones changing agriculture?

 How are drones changing agriculture?

Drones give farmers a fresh look at what's happening with their crops. Find out how drones are changing agriculture at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Have invasive species caused any extinctions?

 Have invasive species caused any extinctions?

Invasive species can harm ecosystems and cause extinction. Learn more about invasive species and extinction at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are there antibiotics in drinking water?

 Are there antibiotics in drinking water?

Wondering about how safe and clean drinking water is? Find out if you should be concerned about antibiotics in drinking water at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could we make plastic from shrimp shells?

 Could we make plastic from shrimp shells?

Plastic is our frenemy, but could we make an entirely natural version of this useful material? Learn more about shrimp shell plastic at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Invasive Species Work

 How Invasive Species Work

Invasive species eat all the food and just won't leave the party. Learn how we can get rid of invasive species in Earth's ecoystems at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Farming Technologies That Changed the World

 5 Farming Technologies That Changed the World

Farming technologies allow the world to be fed, even though most people no longer farm. Here are 5 farming technologies that changed the world from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Things That Don’t Disprove Global Warming

 10 Things That Don’t Disprove Global Warming

We explain why extreme cold weather — and nine other things – don't disprove global warming at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How does a forest fire benefit living things?

 How does a forest fire benefit living things?

How does a forest fire benefit living things? Learn how a forest fire benefits living things at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did the Mayan civilization end because of climate change?

 Did the Mayan civilization end because of climate change?

Did the Mayan civilization end because of climate change? Find out the real reasons the Mayan civilization ended. See more »