“Most people have neither the time nor the inclination to look up individual studies of whether, say,…”

“Most people have neither the time nor the inclination to look up individual studies of whether, say, global warming does in fact cause more hurricanes. The best we can do, most of the time, is heed the advice of those whose opinions we respect, be they better-informed friends, clueless-but-cocksure folks who seem credible because they share our general worldview, or actual experts.”

Journalist Hillary Rosner, from Pregnant Pause, on how her pregnancy has helped her better understand why climate-change denialism is so common.

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One Response to ““Most people have neither the time nor the inclination to look up individual studies of whether, say,…””

  1. shcb Says:

    but those that do take the time find out who is bullshitting whom

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