This paper would focus on the development of panel experts to address the effect of climate change due to global warming on our community. Climate change had been a point of interest due to its imperative effect to food production, health and safety.
The first member of the panel would be the late, Professor Roger Revelle. He was one first advocates on the study on global warming and the Earth’s tectonic plate through measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. He had inspired Al Gore into creating the documentary. Incovenient Truth. He was a scientist and scholar who was instrumental in the formative years of the University of California, San Diego and was one of the first scientists to study global warming and the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates. UC San Diego’s first college is named Revelle College in his honor. (Gore, 200g)
The second member of the panel would be a representative of the World Climate Program, directly involved in the World Climate Impacts Assessment and Response Strategies Program of the organization. Mrs. Sri Woro B. Harijono, WCP President – South West Pacific is a source of expert and on the field information that regarding the impacts of climate changes on the global economy, consequently the socio-economic, ideally this would help to form response strategies that could be used by governments and the community.
Finally, Michael Brant Shermer would complete the panel. He is a science writer, historian of science, founder of The Skeptics Society. The Skeptics Society is a nonprofit organization that supports scientific skepticism and resisting the spread of pseudoscience, superstition, and irrational beliefs. Hogan (2009) asserts that there is a need to eliminate forms of doubt that global warming is a real situation, problem and exponentially affective human life and survival. Contradictory studies had surfaced that debunks the existence of global warming. Thus, there is a need to affirm and confirm this exponentially escalating world problem. Shermer could address sources of skepticism and address them through the organization expansive study on the topic.
The panel members would be able to address not only the need for information, but would be able to present global warming in scenario which a lay person could relate to. They would then help the community understand the implication and form concrete action plan to help alleviate the problem.
Gore, A. (2006) An inconvenient truth: the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Rodale Books
Hogan, J (2009) Climate cover-up: the crusade to deny global warming.Vancouver, canada: Greystone Books