"Evidence" | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM

I'm reminded of a great piece on NPR today about climate change skepticism by a tweet from Fox 16 meteorologist Jeff Baskin.

@JeffBaskinFOX16: So called "evidence" of made made global warming. Cool images though. http://bit.ly/aqjZCp

If there was any other group of people that I would hope had a handle on climate change - other than climatologists - it would be meteorologists.  Maybe I'm wrong.  Also, Baskin uses quotations around the word "evidence" as if the linked NASA images aren't anything more than pretty pictures of heat waves, melting permafrost and dried-up lakes.  Evidence doesn't mean "proof," so they are evidence of something. It's no wonder there are so many skeptics, especially since the issue has become so politicized.  It's also hard for people to be informed when 98 percent of climatologists agree on something and the media paints the picture that it's still up for debate. 


Comments (55)

Showing 1-50 of 55

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-50 of 55

Add a comment

More by Gerard Matthews

Readers also liked…

  • Is Arkansas in or out on Kobach voter data effort?

    The Washington Post has published a map that counts Arkansas as among states that will "partially comply" with a sweeping request for voter data by the so-called election integrity commission set up by Donald Trump in an effort to cast doubt on Hillary Clinton's 3 million-vote popular defeat of him in 2016.
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • Use of solar on the rise in Arkansas

    With a pivotal ruling expected any day now from the Public Service Commission, Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on the increase in Arkansans adding solar generation units on their homes and business.
    • Apr 13, 2018
  • Rep. Mary Bentley's website now supports gay rights

    Somebody has cybersquatted on Republican Rep. Mary Bentley's website, replacing her messaging with a call for equal rights for LGBTQ people.
    • Jul 18, 2017


Most Recent Comments


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation