Prepare for a clickbait avalanche about the super El Niño!

Summary:  The current bout of hysteria about the El Niño demonstrates an under-reported but serious problem. As the world grows more complex and evolves faster we have little interest in reliable sources to help us understand and manage events ( like the NOAA advice shown below). Clickbait by a desperate news media (struggling with overcapacity) … Continue reading Prepare for a clickbait avalanche about the super El Niño!

America created ISIS, and other clickbait!

Summary: We consume news in unprecedented amounts via the information superhighway, yet we know so little. Smart people have learned to convert hard news into clickbait (exciting fiction), which people we trust then disseminate (the same process spreads urban legends). It's advertising revenue for them but clouded minds for us. Either we learn to click … Continue reading America created ISIS, and other clickbait!