That’s the only way to describe EOM’s “How to Talk to an Ostrich” series of short clips answering common skeptical questions. It’s a spin-off of the PBS series “Earth the Operators’ Manual,” starring Dr. Richard Alley Continue reading →
Watch this 13-min video, and you may never want to get up in front of an audience again without uttering, at some point, the seven magic words in the title. Why? Because. . .
“Story is how we are reminded, and how we remember. If we want it to be memorable, it must be a story. . . We are not built to memorize lists, or unrelated facts. We are built to remember narrative.”Continue reading →
In this 1-minute clip — from the Weather Channel’s excellent Earth Watch series — meteorologist Carl Parker takes on the conspiracy narrative, which views climate change science as a bizarre plot to topple capitalism. Parker says
“There are problems with that narrative, and one is that major corporations, the core of our market-based economy, don’t agree.
Parker checked out the official positions of the 25-largest U.S. corporations and found, Continue reading →
Many defenders of science have tried to clarify the difference between skepticism and denial, but nobody has nailed it as succinctly as Dr. Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick & the Climate Wars, in a recent interview in Slate:
“When it comes to climate change, true skepticism is two-sided. One-sided skepticism is no skepticism at all.”
Bravo! It’s long past time to reclaim the term “skeptic” from true-believers who are only skeptical about things that Continue reading →
Tar Sands Coalition shot past their goal of 500,000 messages to Congress in 7 hours.
Pundits who grouse that blocking the pipeline won’t curb emissions may know something about oil, but they know nothing about social change.
Republicans in Congress are trying to resurrect the tar sands pipeline that President Obama nixed after the House forced an early decision. Most of them question the reality of man-made climate change altogether.
But off Capitol Hill, some analysts who accept climate science still say, “This is the wrong issue, Continue reading →