Talk:Global warming

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Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions. A free online course from the University of Exeter[edit]

The University of Exeter is now offering a free on-line course on Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions. This may provide an importation resource for further development of this course. See:http://www.exeter.ac.uk/climatechangecourse/ Thanks! --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 14:33, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Your course looks interesting. I have moved this announcement from the talk page to the main page. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 14:05, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

This page needs a makeover[edit]

I recently discovered that this page links out of the Wikipedia's Global warming via a generic interwiki link at the bottom. This Wikiversity page has not been edited for four years, and the editors from that period appear to be inactive. I put everything into a section headed by a disclaimer in capital letters.

I have other projects and am too busy to write this page, but encourage anybody to start. I could moderate a bit, but would hope that others with more expertise step in to help me. I also have three ideas for any would-be author to contemplate:

  1. Try to do something different, and especially avoid duplicating Wikipedia articles.
  2. Consider making an announcement page, as I have done by moving the University of Exeter announcement from the talk page to the main page.
  3. I hesitate to propose this because it is so likely to go astray, But: There seems to be no center in the global warming debate. The voices I hear that counter the consensus view almost always seem to come from crackpots. Mainstream science has failed in the past (e.g., Freudian psychology) and I have doubts about current research into pharmaceutical drugs now that federal funding has tightened and more research seems to be coming from the pharmaceutical companies. Wikipedia cannot cannot explore a centrist view that does not exist in today's debate on the subject. But, a reasoned effort to probe the limits of what we know about global warming would be appropriate for Wikiversity. --guyvan52 (discusscontribs) 14:05, 8 August 2014 (UTC)