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Ted Halstead of the Climate Leadership Council says the political left and right have stalled on climate action in part because they disagreed about the means to fixing the problem. I’d argue it’s because the right has convinced its followers … Continue reading
False objectivity, postmodernism, getting “both sides” — by any name, it’s a problem: As Kenner sees it, on any issue, there are typically three groups: true believers; nonbelievers; and the vast, confused middle. It’s not the middle’s fault it’s confused: … Continue reading
Not quite as clever as John Oliver doing the “representative” climate change debate with 97 people vs. 3. But still an interesting pushback against the idea that “both sides” need to be represented when the two “sides” are clearly not … Continue reading
John Oliver demonstrates with this debate on climate change: Incidentally, I still remember Bill Nye from the great Seattle sketch show Almost Live.
Andrew Sullivan rounds up a bit of legitimate right-wing concern about climate change. The problem is that having conversatives bringing forth their climate-change ideas will confound the media, which can’t handle more than two “sides.” The two “sides” on climate … Continue reading
We all know the issue disappeared during the election. But there’s a puzzling disconnect between climate researchers and the guys paid to point at blue screens on your local TV. Your weatherman probably denies global warming – Salon.com.
Though I’d also blame the English department for foisting postmodernist crap on us: Something has happened with the last generation of journalists, who have been taught the postmodern idea that there is no such thing as objective reality. But there … Continue reading