Thursday, February 02, 2012

Zombie Does Climate Change

Photojournalist Zombie is terrified by a book on climate change.



At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That review is a facepalm of ignorance.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I expected that you would think so.

At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just don't subscribe to global conspiracies. I understand how the scientific method works.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Uh, huh.

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous II said...

Fred's just exercising his god-given right to express himself and promote the views of people he agrees with, no matter how stubbornly ignorant they are.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Of course. It's all part of a conspiracy, don't ya know?

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I hear someone say he doesn't believe in global climate change, it's like hearing someone say, "I don't believe in math."

Astoundingly sad.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Even sadder when some people don't realize climate has changed through the life of the planet.

At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous II said...

Sure Fred, we just " don't realize climate has changed through the life of the planet." Create a dim-witted straw man and knock him right down with your superior intellect.

At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Fred, I understand climate change has occurred throughout the planet's history. There is, however, significant evidence that the changes now occurring are caused by human activity. That's the problem of being a denier. You have to contend with evidence, not merely opinion.

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

That's the problem of being a denier. You have to contend with evidence, not merely opinion.

The same could be said of Believers.

One of the most obvious signs of how narrow sighted Believers are is their steadfast belief in man cause global warming, no matter what evidence is presented to the contrary.

Whoever claims anything contrary to that opinion is accused of being in the pocket of oil companies or some other business.

As an aside, one of the umpteen times I've seen this happen was just prior to the big global warming conference in South Africa last year.

National Public Radio had a segment on their news about the conference which included a piece about the IPCC's(?) most recent report. That report concluded that the climate was still warming (other sources have since said it isn't).

At the end of that piece the guy reading the news concluded with: "How much does man contribute to this warming? The report said, 'Not much...yet.'". He then went on to say, "which is sure to be a disappointment to some environmental activists".

I was amazed that something like that would be included in the segment, although I've found NPR to be fairly even handed most of the time.

So the next day I went to look for that segment on the NPR web site, if only to use that statement here. I found what seemed to be the report, but the part about man not contributing much to global warming was left out of the online edition.

That's the sort of thing that happens all the time with this issue. This culling of information should be frightening to everyone, including Believers.

We'd like to think science is being done objectively and not for sale or a specific agenda. The way the global warming argument has been presented- one sided from the get go- is just one area where we've seen that science is definitely being presented with an agenda in mind.


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