A couple of articles found over on Desdemona:
Scientists foresee sharp rise in deadly heat stress as global temperatures climb – “Because the response is nonlinear, for each fraction of a degree the climate warms, the increase in heat stress is ever greater”
The deceptions and lies being spread by the so-called alternative news sites like Infowars and others is winning the media war. I’ve always said that this sort of thing is not harmless, it is very harmful because of how people react to connedspiracy. This is directly related to the anti-science, anti-facts, anti-evidence claims and fabrications being promoted. In other words, thinking people are surrounded by complete morons in America.
I find it increasingly harder and harder to go into the public space where there are other people because the level of intelligent discussion has declined so precipitously. Instead, I overhear idiotic rants and claims and wild baseless accusations most often. I have attended a couple of public events in the past month and I left in disgust. I do not mean to be rude, but a growing number of people are truly stupid. The great irony is they perceived themselves to be smart and informed and yet cannot cite any actual proof or evidence of their many wild accusations and claims.
Currently, it’s a hopeless situation and will last as long as Trump and his Administration does. More people need to get involved and speak up, if just to clear the air from the endless bullshit we’re all having to suffer under.
Open thread, post your links and commentary.