Monday, December 7, 2009

Jon Stewart on Climategate! Very funny.

Fantastic! This is great! I am surprised and pleased. Jon Steward is very entertaining and funny in his report on Climategate.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people, especially young people, who get most of their news and form their opinions from watching Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart. Many people who are inclined to have liberal opinions, who will never read George Will or listen to a conservative pundit and who seldom read a newspaper, now know about the climategate scandal. To many people, if Jon Stewart uses his sarcastic wit and humor to lambaste the climate research conspirators then the climategate scandal is newsworthy and it is OK to question the validity of the supposed scientific consensus. Great!

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  1. As a recently retired college teacher, I can attest to the fact that a vast majority of young people "get their news" from Jon Stewart and his ilk. I have no problem with satire (actually I love satire) if it skewers both sides.

  2. To me, climate change is kind of like God. It might not exist, but I'm going to hedge my bet just in case it does.

  3. Len, I can understand that, but what if global warming is like Santa Claus? Are you willing to surrender your liberty and wreck the world economy on a fairy tale?

    Patricia, I have seen polls that confirm what you observe. It is frightening that so many people get their “news” from those sources and form their opinion from the influence of their friends. I know we have more information at our fingertips than ever before in history, but I fear people are becoming less informed and less analytical.

  4. I'm not going out on any limbs about Santa Claus, either.