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"Cynthia E. Smith" <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi All,

Thank you for your suggestions and input on this topic.

I have enough information now to make a decision.

The discussion has been lively and informative, I appreciate your time  
and thoughts.

Thanks again,
Cynthia E. Smith
Limerick Public Library

Quoting Sara Gove <[log in to unmask]>:

> (I meant to send this to all so am resending)
> I think it is best that everyone understands both sides of this issue or
> any such topic. Knowledge is power as they say.
>
>  Right or wrong, it is a hot topic (pun intended) these days.  Totally
> disregarding anyone who believes in other views is not helpful in resolving
> them.
>
> You can relate to better to people if you have knowledge/understanding of
> how and why they came to their conclusion.
>
> Encourage critical thinking rather than emotionalism or blind trust. Play
> "devils advocate" etc.
>
> This website I found compares both sides of the climate change issue
> accurately and non judgemently.
>
>   https://climatechange.procon.org
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 11:12 AM, Jeff Cabral <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Maybe there needs to be a separate list serv for people who want to talk
>> about climate change books :)
>>
>> With kindness but email fatigue,
>> Jeff
>>
>> Jeff Cabral
>> Director, McArthur Library
>> 270 Main Street
>> Biddeford, ME 04005
>>
>> 207 284 4181
>> www.mcarthurlibrary.org
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Sep 15, 2018, at 10:03 AM, Janet Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> My problem with the books that we would then be supporting as "fact" is
>> that many of them take a fact such as "the earth's climate is changing"
>> (clearly it is and always has been or we would still be living in the ice
>> age), and then they include opinions about why this is happening and what
>> we should do about it as if those were also established facts. We need to
>> be very careful about what we label as fact. Good scientists can draw very
>> different conclusions from the same data.
>>
>> Janet Wilson
>>
>> Quoting Lyn Sudlow <[log in to unmask]>:
>>
>> > How about a nice large sticker for the covers of these books that says
>> something like “Ideas presented in this book are NOT supported by
>> scientific fact.”
>> >
>> > Lyn Sudlow
>> > Librarian, retired,
>> >
>> >
>> >> On Sep 14, 2018, at 1:29 PM, Ben Blackmon <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I believe it is our job to provide fair and even points of view on all
>> side
>> >> of opinion based debates in the soft sciences. However, when it comes to
>> >> fact based hard science I believe it is our duty to provide
>> peer-reviewed
>> >> fact based information, not dangerous information from the fringes of
>> >> science. I would not spend money on climate denier literature for my
>> >> library. However, I would help anyone with reference questions seeking
>> >> information about anti climate change, you never know they could just be
>> >> writing a paper about how crazy it is to deny climate change....
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Warm Regards
>> >> Ben Blackmon
>> >> Rockport Public Library
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:14 PM Skidompha Library <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> While I personally agree with Jason, it is not our job to tell patrons
>> what
>> >>> to believe as truth. Our job is to find materials patrons want. If you
>> >>> don't agree with what they're reading, that doesn't matter. We provide
>> the
>> >>> information, what the patron decides based on that information is up to
>> >>> him/her.
>> >>>
>> >>> Jessie
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> Skidompha Library
>> >>> 184 Main Street
>> >>> PO Box 70
>> >>> Damariscotta, ME 04543
>> >>> 207-563-5513
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM Jason Fenimore <[log in to unmask]>
>> >>> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>>> Really?
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Let the adults be the idiots if they so desire, but don't feed this
>> Fox
>> >>>> News tripe to children.
>> >>>> Climate change is a fact--that is not my opinion.
>> >>>> Look up the research and the background of the Scientists who've done
>> it.
>> >>>> it is happening now; just as they predicted decades ago.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Your two authors are a little questionable, in my opinion.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> However, with that said: Have a nice weekend--it looks beautiful out
>> >>> there.
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Jason Fenimore
>> >>>> Reference Librarian
>> >>>> Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library
>> >>>> 952 Main St.
>> >>>> Sanford, ME  04073
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> On 09/14/2018 10:42 AM, Cynthia E. Smith wrote:
>> >>>>> Hi,
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> I've found The Sky's Not Falling by Holly Fretwell for children and
>> >>>>> Inconvenient Facts by Gregory Wrightstone for adults.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Do any of you know of some other books especially for children on
>> this
>> >>>>> topic.  There are books for adults but I'm having trouble finding
>> >>>>> books for kids.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> My patron is upset that I just ordered the Earth's Changing Climate
>> >>>>> series from World Book.  We  want to have the opposing viewpoint on
>> >>>>> this topic.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Thanks,
>> >>>>> Cindy Smith
>> >>>>> Limerick Public Library
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Janet Wilson, Director
>> Rangeley Public Library
>> P.O. Box 1150
>> 7 Lake St.
>> Rangeley, ME 04970
>> (207)864-5529
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
>
>
>
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> From Berwick Public Library
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