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Watch Part 1: “The Facts” Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: Follow on Tumblr: Follow on Instagram: Scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, Earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and it’s primarily because of humans putting lots of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Yet 4 in 10 Americans aren’t convinced. Here’s what psychologists and sociologists have to say about why some people don’t believe in climate science. RECOMMENDED READING/SOURCES: “Don’t Even Think About It” by George Marshall: “The Republican Brain” by Chris Mooney: “Unscientific America” by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum: “Fool Me Twice” by Shawn Lawrence Otto: Want to learn about the science of climate change and why humans are causing it, but in layman’s terms? I recommend these books: Climate Change: Evidence and Causes (National Academy of Sciences/Royal Society) FREE ebook: Global Weirdness (Climate Central) How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate (Seth Darling + Douglas Sisterson) Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! ----------------- It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D. Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: Google+ For more awesome science, check out: Produced by PBS Digital Studios: Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Kate Eads - Associate Producer Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics Katie Graham - Director of Photography John Knudsen - Gaffer Dalton Allen - Post-Production Intern Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod ----------------- Last week’s video: Climate Science: What You Need To Know More videos: Building Curiosity Why Are Some People Left-Handed? Why Did We Blow on NES Games? The Science of Game of Thrones - There Was No First Human - How The Elements Got Their Names -