[ExI] scientific ignorance in the usa

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Tue Feb 12 09:34:18 UTC 2013

On 12/02/2013 02:10, spike wrote:
> I don't know a more appalling example than a new anchor asking if 
> meteors are a result of global warming:

To be honest, given the range of things blamed on climate change it 
might not be too unreasonable. Just look at 
http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm - a lot of the sources are 
*really* bad, but that will be hard to tell for most people. Even when 
you actually go for peer reviewed publications you get plenty of 
apparent contradictions ( 
), and most input people get is the far more crazy and extreme popular 
media. Which are manned by journalists who get their world-view from media.

Hmm, maybe I should bring this up when I am on radio about the NEO 
tomorrow evening.

In fact, given that higher solar activity can expand the atmosphere and 
cause satellites to spiral in, maybe a hotter atmosphere will be able to 
catch a few extra NEOs? (No, I don't think the effect matters)

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
Oxford University

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20130212/18063ea8/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list