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Climate Change Denial: Crudely does it
What is so fascinating about climate change denial is not that it denies climate change, but that it does it so crudely. Last weekend we came across one very fine example that we thought is too good to keep from you, dear readers – even though it is not that recent: In February, the web edition of Forbes magazine ran a piece titled “Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis”. Really? Finally, a sea change in scientific opinion?
Not quite. In fact, not at all. This lazy piece penned by James Taylor, a contributor to Forbes.com, deliberately leaves out the fact that the people surveyed were geoscientists and engineers. Plus, that they are all members of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Canada and mostly in the pay of the petroleum industry – the largest employer in the region. It’s like polling the scientific advisers of the tobacco industry on the risks of smoking.
Of course, scientists will always differ on issues, especially important ones like Global Warming. But there is a scientific consensus that human-caused Climate Change is happening. And even if you hate this consensus, it does not go away. Not even if you misrepresent the facts. And to do so in such a crude fashion is just lame. But to insult your readers’ intelligence doesn’t go unpunished: Forbes readers duly tore the piece apart – and provided the details this simulation of “journalism” so conveniently left out. We assume James Taylor didn’t care and was too busy scribbling together his next climate sceptic hit jobs – a look at the Forbes archive of his articles suggests it was not his last one…
DateSeptember 10, 2013
Get properly educated – and switch off!
green.tv has launched a music channel that features songs that are green meaning that they have the educational message of saving our environment. In the early 80s MTV kicked off with a metaphorical jab against radio – a video of the song 'Video killed the radio star' by the Buggles. MTV's product – "Music goes TV" – proved highly successful. It seems that green.tv now wants to inititiate another twist to the story: music TV goes green. And the video above is supposed to get the ball rolling.
Swedish producer and DJ, Eric Prydz, did a remix of Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall' focusing on the 'education' part of the lyrics. The tune's called 'Proper Education' and it has a strong green message: switch off appliances, change light bulbs for energy efficient alternatives and put a brick into your toilet cistern (so it fills up faster and uses less water). Besides, the tune is quite catchy.
DateJanuary 27, 2011