Global warming: a trojan horse of modernity? | Climate Etc.
This article provides some interesting insights into the scientific and public debate on climate change. Particularly memorable are ‘anthropowarmist’ and ‘trojan horse.’ We have often discussed taxonomies of actors in the climate debate; for characterizing those on the ‘warm’ side of the debate, i think ‘anthropowarmist’ is the best I’ve seen.Comment isn't free: the downside of Web 2.0 - opinion - 15 October 2013 - New Scientist
Social science tells us that disagreement among citizens can ultimately produce good outcomes. But modern societies also need to learn how to express disagreement without the substance of the debate being drowned out by yelling and screaming – especially in science. Until we get to that point, Popular Science might just have made the right decision in putting a hold on online commenting and giving all of us a chance to debate this issue a bit more carefully.Terence Blacker: Don’t want a wind farm near you? Well, good luck stopping it - Comment - Voices - The Independent
Enthusiasm for wind farms is propelled by financial rewards, not by idealismTim Minchin on climate change denial and Tony Abbott « Graham Readfearn
The idea that many Australians – including our new PM and my distant cousin Nick Minchin – believe that the science of anthropogenic global is controversial, is a powerful indicator of the extent of our failure to communicate.