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
Summary: Pundit George Will published a sloppily researched and composed column about global warming in the Washington Post. The response was a deafening call for his execution (i.e., of his career). Through a stroke of luck so great it must be intervention of the Blue Fairy, he may have accidentally stated the situation correctly. This … Continue reading George Will: climate criminal or brave but sloppy iconoclast?
Summary: At some point during the 1970's a large part of the mainstream media decided to abandon journalism to become the Ministry of Truth. Advocacy journalism, instructing the peons and elevating their consciousness. The slo-mo but accelerating business disaster that resulted followed -- loss of audience, fading profits, layoffs -- should not detract from their considerable success … Continue reading The media doing what it does best these days, feeding us disinformation