As climate change is a hot topic in the scientific community nowadays, with broader and broader subtopics, I thought it could be interesting to introduce a Stack Exchange on Climate Change. What do you think of it?
You don't need to create a new site since there is one already covering this particular topic. It's Earth Science Stack Exchange and they currently have 404 questions about climate change. If you want to ask questions about how to change your lifestyle to prevent (further) climate change, there's a site about Sustainable Living.
Normally you'd create a new site proposal on Area 51 but this one is going to be closed as duplicate of an existing site.
What kind of topic this StackExchange would cover that others StackExchange dont cover yet?
Questions about changes of the climate system, including questions about global warming.
Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns. In public discourse, often used as a shorthand for the effects of anthropogenic global warming.
It seems unlikely to me that you would be able to because:
- Climate change is on topic at Earth Science so you’d have to make the case that you’re not duplicating that part of the site
- You need a specific website of people interested in the topic. “If you do not yet have a community organized, ready and eager to build your site, please do not submit this proposal.”