This week is a bit of a follow-on from my last video. Last week I talked about climate hypocrisy shaming, a tactic that people often
Folks will often try to support their argument with another climate shaming tactic. It
So, what is False Equivalence? In False Equivalence folks challenge us to accept that two ideas are identical, when in fact they are not. Often the two ideas share common traits that folks
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In this video I share basic thoughts about risk, safety, and climate. Last week I promised to share some observations about COVID-19 and climate change....
Today I want to share four observations about crisis, response and recovery. It has be a surreal couple of weeks. Before this, if you had told me we could essentially shut down the world in under a week, I would have laughed at the idea. But that just happened. It’s like a Tom Clancy novel just became reality....
In this video I reflect on moving the goalposts in climate argument, or, as I have learned, one sure way to get nowhere fast.
This pops up everywhere, in our relationships, at work, and in politics. So, it should come as no surprise when we see it in climate discussions.
Moving the goalposts happens when somebody changes the conditions of an argument to avoid being wrong....
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