Posts tagged with global warming
I get into a lot of
arguments discussions about conspiracies but the one that most bothers me of late is climate change. Over time in these discussions I realized that the alleged conspiracy would have to be the largest ever by a wide margin and, because no one else had, I built up a list of what would have to be true for climate science, as a whole, to be a conspiracy. After the jump is the quite long but still not complete version of this story:
There are several tricks to accomplishing your goals, becoming more rational and communicating skepticism more effectively, here are a few that have caught my attention of late.
*Richard Alley’s new series How to Talk to an Ostrich is an almost perfect example of communicating climate change to those who don’t accept it (the name is the only issue).
*Julia Galef over at Rationally Speaking has a great look at the use of thought experiments in probing your reactions and motivations.
*Similarly Prediction Book allows you to wager on your predictive ability with the goal of making you more realistic about your predictive ability in different fields
I have the intention of using several of these tools in the near future. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some success stories soon as well.