Tag Archives: fact

Trump’s spinning fact-free carnival ride: dizzying transcript of an ungrounded leader

It’s early on a cloudy morning, and I spent my breakfast reading the transcript of President Trump’s April 5 interview with the New York Times. The thunder’s rumbling and the rain is starting, big heavy drops that promise to get heavier. It’s hard to get excited about a day like this, like it’s hard to […]

Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK): A Research Bridge to Understand Climate Change

Climate change: it’s real, scientifically documented, linked to human use of the planet, and a danger to survival for all of us. That it’s been declared “controversial” according to many corporate, political, and religious leaders is even more dangerous. But the Union of Concerned Scientists is committed to leading the preservation and sharing of knowledge […]

Fighting Fear with Facts: Change Management is Never Easy!

We’re scared lately — of global warming, of terrorism, of changes in health care, of potential tax hikes in the face of the looming budget deadline. Many leaders are fighting our public anxiety with facts, and it’s ironic and a little frustrating how ineffective facts are in the face of fear. Repeating verifiable facts hasn’t […]