If you remember the days when having a “transportable” telephone meant you had to carry around a powerpack the size of a beer cooler, then this collection of videos is going to send you down memory lane. For anyone who doesn’t recall those golden years, this gallery is a fascinating insight in…
An episode of the BBC’s Frozen Planet documentary series that looks at climate change has been scrapped in the U.S., where many are hostile to the idea of global warming.
British viewers will see all seven episodes of the multi-million-pound nature series throughout the Autumn.
But U.S. audiences will not be shown the last episode, which looks at the threat posed by man to the natural world.
It is feared a show that preaches global warming could upset viewers in the U.S., where around half of people do not believe in climate change.
“US citizens will not be educated, due to overabundance of ignorance”…
I like to consider the root or system causes of things, whether good or bad. For OWS, I tend to focus on money in politics as a root of problems. Education and media are also often root causes of, unfortunately, ignorance and consequent problems, and this is a perfect example. (On the other hand, the openness of the internet is a big reason for its success and how it’s helped empower average citizens across the world - which is why I’m posting a lot lately about preventing internet censorship, aka the so called “Protect IP” bill.)
What kind of society are we?! It’s laughably obvious that we shouldn’t be censoring ourselves from important scientific information, even if only presented as an opinion! In reality, we should be demanding that the gov’t help educate citizens (and often themselves *cough*GOP*cough*) on these important issues. Informed citizenry is about a democratic society is built upon and dedicated toward!
(Btw, I like how many people are glossing over the fact that Richard Muller, a prominent climate change skeptic, recently published findings supporting climate-change. e.g. here. This deserves much more attention.)