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Darryl Cunningham: Climate Change, For the People (an Illustrative Journey)

December 22nd, 2010 No comments

I rarely just operate as a bookmark to a blog post that I really like, but a gent named Darryl Cunningham put together an incredibly accessible and concise discussion (in cartoon form) of a topic that is dear to me: climate change. To be more precise, I’ve been fascinated by Americans (and, more recently, the Brits) and their ability to be engrossed in climate change denial.

Click the image below to be taken to Cunningham’s blog post and the full, multi-cel journey through the ridiculousness of deniers. For further reading, see the below links.

Click the image to go to http://darryl-cunningham.blogspot.com/2010/12/climate-change.html

Also See:
Wired Interview with Kari Marie Norgaard on Climate Denial.

Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges in Responding to Climate Change — World Bank White Paper.

Planet Green’s How to Talk Global Warming with Climate Deniers

FoxNews: Fair, balanced and completely incapable of arithmetic

December 8th, 2009 3 comments

A while back I featured a local Fox affiliate’s news info graphic dividing voter support among Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin (also known as magic underwear crazy, young earth crazy and just plain crazy) in a manner that added up the pie chart to 193% (as opposed to the normal 100%).  I cracked that FoxNews would be likely to do the same, even though this was just an affiliate.

Yeah, well the FNC has proved me right.

FoxNews: Fair and Balanced and completely incapable of addition... 120% of the time.

FoxNews: Fair and Balanced and completely incapable of arithmetic... 120% of the time.

My big questions are whether 1) your inability to count to 100 disqualifies you from complaining about science and 2) presenting a poll where the sum of the percentages is 120% means that you are a) somewhat likely, b) very likely or c) not very likely to be a redneck.

UPDATE: Media Matters took on the issue of FoxNews’ fuzzy math.