Daily Archives: August 7, 2016

DENIAL101x 1.4.4.1 Structure of an effective debunking


UQx Denial101x Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Published on Aug 7, 2016

John Cook introduces the “Fact-Myth-Fallacy” structure for debunking misinformation. Step 1) Introduce the factual information in a memorable or “sticky” fashion. 2) Explain why a common myth is incorrect. 3) Explain the fallacy that is found in the misinformation to help people understand why it is wrong.

About Denial101x:
Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial in Denial101x, a MOOC from UQx and edX.

Denial101x isn’t just a climate MOOC; it’s a MOOC about how people think about climate change.

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Full interview with Cindy Baxter, author of ExxonSecrets


UQx Denial101x Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

Published on Jun 19, 2016

Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial in Denial101x, a MOOC from UQx and edX.

Denial101x isn’t just a climate MOOC; it’s a MOOC about how people think about climate change.

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How the Green Party plans to compete in 2016

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To Live Longer, Eat More Chicken and Plant-based Protein

E120, e10,

Cornel West: Green Party Can Bring Black People Closer to Freedom

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Global climate deal likely to enter into force in 2016: study

Seattle skyline. (photo: Flickr user SounderBruce)
August 5, 2016

By Alister Doyle

OSLO (Reuters) – A global agreement on climate change looks likely to enter into force this year, a study showed on Friday, making it harder for Republican Donald Trump to pull out if he wins the U.S. presidency.

Countries accounting for 54 percent of greenhouse gas emissions have signaled intent to ratify this year, according to the tally of national pledges by the Marshall Islands which is a strong backer of the plan agreed in Paris in December.

That is just a fraction short of the required 55 percent of emissions, and support from at least 55 nations, the Pacific island nation said. The deal formally enters into force 30 days after the twin threshold is crossed.

“What we agreed in Paris at the end of last year will likely now have the force of the law by the end of this year,” Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine wrote in a report compiled by her foreign ministry.

“This is a big recognition of the urgency with which we must now get on with the job.”

The Paris Agreement aims for a massive shift in global energy use to phase out greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from burning fossil fuels, in the second half of the century in favor of cleaner energies such as solar and wind power.

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Noam Chomsky – Understanding Reality


Chomsky’s Philosophy

Published on Jul 28, 2016

Chomsky on folk science, ethnoscience, metaphysics, events etc. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHS1N…

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