International Journal of Inactivism — Mindless Link Propagation section

  • 05:57:35 pm on March 21, 2009 | 0

    Chris Mooney, in a short essay about climate change, calls for evidence-based journalism in contrast to ‘finding common ground’ journalism: [cached]

    Congress will soon consider global-warming legislation, and the debate comes as contradictory claims about climate science abound. Partisans of this issue often wield vastly different facts and sometimes seem to even live in different realities.

    In this context, finding common ground will be very difficult. Perhaps the only hope involves taking a stand for a breed of journalism and commentary that is not permitted to simply say anything; that is constrained by standards of evidence, rigor and reproducibility that are similar to the canons of modern science itself.

    (Via In It.)

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