Harris’ stated goals in his commentaries are diametrically opposed to the language and arguments he uses in support of those goals. Either he’s incompetent at public relations, or he’s not actually interested in moving forward the public debate on industrial climate disruption.
Tom Harris distorts the maturity of global warming science and imagines expertise where little exists
Tom Harris’ recent commentaries distort the maturity of the science underlying industrial climate disruption and conflate the real expertise of climate scientists with the imagined expertise of most “opinion leaders,” engineers, and economists. Part Four of Six.
Tom Harris places absurd limits on scientific truths and elevates ignorance to equal knowledge
Recent commentaries by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition invoke a bizarro world where ignorance equals knowledge, where climate science can’t be true unless it’s transcendently True, and where there can be no unequivocal conclusions. Part Three of Six.
Democracy & Elitism 2: performance elitism vs privilege elitism, and why the difference matters
Part 2 in a series. “Elite” hasn’t always been an epithet. In fact, if we consider what the dictionary has to say about it, it still signifies something potentially worthy. Potentially. For […]
Has a college degree become a bad investment? Better question: is conservative rhetoric the worst investment in history?
Yesterday over at Future Majority, Kevin Bondelli responded to Jack Hough’s New York Post column “Don’t Get That College Degree!” Bondelli’s take led with one of the more terrifying titles I’ve seen […]