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
Your weekly climate science reading recommendations. This week the FM site provides good news for those worried about the melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels. (1) "Defying Predictions, Sea Level Rise Begins to Slow", Michael Asher, DailyTech, 15 December 2009 (2) “Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979“, Michael Asher, DailyTech, … Continue reading Climate science articles which you might enjoy reading!