You may not have heard of Quora.com, a Q&A site covering almost any topic you can think of. A lot of thoughtful people spend a lot of time crafting answers to questions on Quora, and it can be a great source of information and insight when it comes to climate change.
The Climate Web organizes more than 800 Quora questions and individually notable answers. With Premium Access to the Climate Web, which allows you to download it to your own computer, you can explore all the Quora-related materials easily and rapidly. Simply hovering your mouse over a link causes the Quora page or answer to open up instantly for your review.
If you’re not familiar with Quora.com, there are some key caveats to be aware of, and that help explain why we’ve created this Climate Site to help introduce you to Quora as a source of climate information:
Quora follows the 80:20 rule, with 80% of the value of Quora being reflected in 20% of the questions and answers. So be prepared to scan through answers looking for the best ones. Note that in the Climate Web itself we’ve organized a lot of the best climate answers by leading Quora writers, but they don’t translate well into this Climate Site format.
Quora does have a "climate denier" problem. Mixed in among a lot of thoughtful and insightful answers are plenty of "answers" that don't contribute to understanding the topic at hand. The climate denier problem is discussed in detail in this Quora post from top writer Michael Barnard. In this related post Barnard discusses how he recommends dealing with deniers on Quora.
It can be difficult in Quora to find the questions relevant to a particular climate topic, and there’s a lot of redundancy over time.
In you are reading this as part of our Quora Climate Site, you’ll see topic categories at top right pointing to Quora Questions. That allows you to jump right to a question that might particularly interest you.
Otherwise you can access collections of Quora questions and answers in the Climate Web itself through the links below:
- Q&A Activism and Social Movements
- Q&A Adapting to Climate Change
- Q&A Business Climate Change Decision-Making
- Q&A Behavior Change
- Q&A Carbon Footprinting
- Q&A Climate Change Mitigation
- Q&A Climate Change Science
- Q&A Climate Doubt and Denial
- Q&A Climate Politics
- Q&A Climate Risk
- Q&A Climate Technology
- Q&A Public Policy