Category Archives: Global Warming

No, those photos don’t disprove sea level rise/climate change

It is an indisputable scientific fact that the average global sea level is increasing. Nevertheless, numerous memes and posts on the internet claim to have photographic proof that sea level rise (and by extension, global climate change) is a hoax. … Continue reading

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Joe Rogan and the problem of false balance

This is going to be a relatively short post because I only have one simple point that I want to make. Namely, “balance” does not mean presenting conspiracy theories and nonsense alongside facts as if they are equivalent. This is … Continue reading

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The overwhelming consensus on climate change

The climate is changing, and we are the primary cause. These are simple facts that are supported by a vast body of evidence and agreed upon by virtually allcr experts. Nevertheless, many people continue to think that the science isn’t … Continue reading

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Can we blame climate change for storms like Dorian?

Last week, the world watched in horror as Hurricane Dorian ripped though the Atlantic, leaving devastation in its path, and as usual, debates online have swirled around the same question that arises every time there is a major weather event, … Continue reading

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Don’t cherry pick your experts

The appeal to authority fallacy is one of the most common logical fallacies in internet debates. It is a favorite tactic among climate change deniers, anti-vaccers, young earth creationists, and pretty much anyone else who rejects “mainstream” science. I previously … Continue reading

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