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I make Anthropogenic Global Warming a major focus in my Analytical Reasoning classes.  There are epistemic issues (how do we know it's happening?) as well as social/political/economic issue that help students sharpen their critical thinking skills.  I show the Australian Broacasting Company film "Crude; the Story of Oil," a presentation by Naomi Oreskes countering Creighton's book "Climate of Fear," ( as well as her essay "Climate Change; How Do We Know We're Not Wrong?" .  I also show psychologist Daniel Gilbert's treatment of AGW denial.

Anyone else out there focusing on AGW/CC in their classes?  What resources do you use and how do student's respond?  I've found a lot of them changing their minds if they were ignorant of or in denial of the issue to begin with.

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