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Global warming or not?


A link to a site that explains simply the flawed thinking of those who are warning us about global warming

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  1. Charlie
    April 6, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I am with you on Yancey and in particular his book on Prayer, though “What’s So Amazing About Grace” is my favorite. He is a fine writer and his honesty / humility makes him easy to connect with.

    As for the piece on global warming I have to admit that this is one of those frustrating issues that leave me very confused and not knowing what to believe. Who am I to dismiss what so much of the scientific community believes? On the other hand there are intelligent arguments out there that do seriously call into question the issue. Then there is the fact that the GW debate has become very politically charged. That poisons the whole matter even more. What to do?

    Hope you had a good Palm Sunday.

    • April 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm

      Very interesting follow up piece on GW and politics here by Michael Nisbet

      He says people “make a major communication mistake (is) in using science as the central rhetorical means to convey the urgency of climate change rather than effectively emphasizing a values-basis for action.”

      “….In sum, when science policy debates are simplistically reduced down to a “debate over the science” or a matter of “inconvenient truths,” with discussion of values and politics lost in the translation, framing is most likely to be applied unethically, violating the norm of accuracy, and used to hype, exaggerate, or distort scientific evidence. Indeed, if scientists, journalists, and a range of political actors were more open and transparent about the values that guide their preferred policy actions public engagement and dialogue are likely to benefit.”

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