Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Podcast: Hunting Humbug 101 - Tutorial 13: Exaggerated Conflict (feat. Climate Change and hypocrisy)

In this podcast we discuss the flawed argument Exaggerated Conflict, specifically in the context of climate change. We take the p… out of celebrities and I interview (or rather, have a chat with) a mate - Ben, from the acknowledgements of the book. We also provide an obvious solution to climate change - burying paper!

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  • Can't remember where I got the news clip from youtube from... (UPDATE - found it - here.) The scientist being referred to is John Christy. From the wikipedia link, he is quoted as saying: "It is scientifically inconceivable that after changing forests into cities, turning millions of acres into irrigated farmland, putting massive quantities of soot and dust into the air, and putting extra greenhouse gases into the air, that the natural course of climate has not changed in some way." He's just no a fan of alarmist declarations, false certainty, politics and group think, from what I can tell.
  • Environmentalist Al Gore (pictured above) at his computer. Check out his house and compare it to George Bush's - ah, schadenfreude. (Urbanlegends on it too.)
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