What If TV ‘Debates’ Showed the Real Scientific Consensus on Climate Change?
When TV news shows perpetually stage “debates” between climate scientists and fossil fuel-funded deniers, viewers are left with a false equivalence—they come away with the mistaken and dangerous impression that there’s a 50-50 debate about the reality of climate change. What would it look like if each debate featured 97 real climate scientists for every three deniers, the actual proportion of climate research that endorses the scientific consensus? The Daily Show’s John Oliver shows us, in less than five minutes of hilarious video. (h/t to my fabulous daughter, Rachel Irving-Beer, for being the first of several to point me to this post)