Summary: Today we look at arctic sea ice and tornadoes. While they tell us important information about our world, how the news tells us about them tells us even more. As we become isolated into tribes our news becomes dominated by targeted clickbait. So it is with climate change, among our most serious issues but … Continue reading Climate news poorly reported in the news, about things you should know
Summary: Another in our series of good news about the climate, this time about polar bears (others are listed at the end). Good news generates few clicks, so you'll not see this info in the news. This period of good news probably will not last forever, perhaps not even long. Let's stop the playground politics … Continue reading Twenty stories of good news about polar bears!
Summary: Today's post shows more good news about our climate, about ice. The good news gives us time to act. Unfortunately both Left and Right prefer that we squander this gift of time. The Left denies the pause; the Right considers it a "stop". Neither supports the climate science research and political organizing necessary to … Continue reading More good news about the climate, giving us a priceless gift.
Summary: A people can be shaped by controlling their information, altering their perception of the world by filtering what they learn. We see that today in the debate about one of the potentially largest challenges of the 21st century. Climate scientists differ on their forecasts of future weather, which range from large to calamitous changes. … Continue reading Some good news about our changing climate. Enjoy it, for it might not last long.
Summary: The climate wars among the public (laymen) show how poorly we see our world. Here we look at an example displaying many of these problems: the "two minute hates" we substitute for rational debate, how ideology blinds us to the physical world, and our disinterest in the wonderful findings of climate science. "Some of … Continue reading 5 years later: checking up on the 2-minute hate at George Will about melting of the polar ice