Friday, December 18, 2009

Teaching about climate change

You can help.

I've spent the last several days creating a PowerPoint slide presentation about Anthropogenic Global Warming, and the (scientific) case for being a skeptic. I originally thought that I'd make this into a Youtube video; I may still do that, but Youtube is limited to 10 minutes. Even with some major surgery, this presentation is still longer than that.

The presentation is an expanded version of this post. There's no audio, so this will be the next step.

If anyone is a teach and wants to use this, you can download the slides from SlideShare (each slide has speaker's notes). If anyone is in the Boston area and wants me to present this to your group, I'm available for the low, low fee of free.

This is a draft, and the OpenOffice spell checker seems to be broken, so I expect that it's filled with misspellings. Any feedback would be very much appreciated, either leave a comment or send me an email: borepatch {at} gmail {dot} com.

Also, please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested. Bloggers, any links to this (or embed the slides yourself) would be a huge help in getting this information out to teh Intarwebs. Long time readers know that this subject is near and dear to my heart. This is intended for a mass audience, because the mass audience needs it.

Oh, and can I just say that SlideShare is teh outrageously cool, filled with win and covered in awesomesauce.


Anonymous said...

Good presentation.

I didn't exactly proofread, but one mistake that won't show up in spellcheck jumped out at me.

Slide 49, bullet point three:

"After all, you should be ask skeptical..."

Thanks for the effort of putting this together. Now we've just got to release it into the wild.

Borepatch said...

Curt, much appre3ciated.

NMM1AFan said...

Nice presentation.

Have you ever read Edward Tufte's books on information design? Lots of good stuff on presentation design of technical information.

Best regards,