Data speaks for itself

I'm a passionate advocate for objective, evidence-based science. I have learned to spot the promotion of false equivalences a mile away (something that Fox News has brilliantly mastered and successfully duped their viewers with; it's a core part of their entertainment).  And now we have a President who is a fabulist and a pathological liar:  Trump has set a new record of saying things that are Four Pinnochios.  And so many people accept alternative facts (aka lies) to support their beliefs.  They've lost their integrity and intellectual honesty.  I've written about a lot of this in my books, particularly involving the human condition.  I started in 2016 to post 'facts' in this section, but have decided to stop adding anything new for the time being. 


The nation's deficit has dramatically DECLINED under President Obama's administration.

The nation's deficit has dramatically DECLINED under President Obama's administration.

President Obama's administration has had only LOW SINGLE DIGIT growth in spending vs. the previous Republican OUT-OF-CONTROL spending.

President Obama's administration has had only LOW SINGLE DIGIT growth in spending vs. the previous Republican OUT-OF-CONTROL spending.

The previous Republican administration screwed it up, and the current Democratic administration had to clean it up.

The previous Republican administration screwed it up, and the current Democratic administration had to clean it up.

Earthquakes in Oklahoma

What's causing those Oklahoma Earthquakes?

Note the trend that starts when Oklahoma increased its oil and gas production after 2008.   This illustrates a little thing in physics called 'action = reaction'.  

But apparently most Oklahomans no doubt think the increase in Earth tremblings is due to God and not fracking.  A sign of the approaching Rapture, perhaps?

Source: The Oklahoma Geological Survey

 



Global Warming Debate

TELLING The Truth No Longer Matters to Most RepublicanS WHEN IT INVOLVES MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN TRIBE:  "LYIN' TED"?  REALLy, TRUMP? YOU'RE PATHOLOGICAL, AND NO ONE IN YOUR PARTY SEEMS TO NOTICE...

 

Who's actually debating global warming?

We recently got the news that 2015 was the warmest year on record.  It’s irrefutable, and to deny the science of global warming now is to admit that you’re a complete idiot.  Maybe you could get away with it a few years ago, but today if you’re a denialist, you’re embarrassing yourself. Maybe not amongst your immediate tribe, where you go for comfort and camaraderie and help to keep the drums beating.   But outside of that group, when you are not acknowledging the impact that global warming is having and will increasingly have on all of our lives, people are making a judgement.  And trust me, it ain’t positive (as in, you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed).

 

Sources: Institute for Advanced Development Studies (Inesad) and NASA