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August 7, 2010
We went from everyone jazzed up about it
to only a third believing it's a problem
Whether you buy anthropogenic global warming
or not, this is horrible news for science in
general, and horrible news for any hope of an
intelligent public policy based on scientific
Even in the unlikely event that the republican
media blitz brought us collectively closer to
knowing the truth, it shouldn't take these kind
of media maneuvers to get us there.
Pace Lessig, you could call this
a kind of "corruption", but that
understates the problem... it
doesn't matter if the Republican
attack squad has been bribed, or
if they're true believers.
We're missing some critical mechanisms.
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