01 Jun '12, 2am

Science Matters: Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities

Science Matters: Protests shine spotlight on skewed priorities

The Montreal protesters are drawing attention to a growing trend: governments often skew decisions in favour of short-term priorities, often for industrial interests. To promote those priorities, government, industry, and their supporters try to stifle discussion around the real issues and demonize those who press for change or question the status quo. So, because Al Gore lives in a big house (even though he's worked at being "carbon-neutral"), he's labelled a hypocrite, leading anti-environmentalists to make the illogical leap that we should therefore ignore or deny the science of climate change. This advancement of logical fallacy reached new lows with a blunder by the Heartland Institute, a U.S. climate change denying organization. The Institute launched a billboard campaign implying that because the Unabomber, Fidel Castro, and Charles Manson believe in climate change,...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2012/05/...

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