we ought to focus more on fundamental Critical Thinking Skill.
Beating Climate Denial with Better Thinking
I came across this today and thought it was quite good and that it belongs in this collection. I thank SkepticalScience for their CC license and permission to repost this valuable lesson over here.
HUMANS NEED TO BECOME SMARTER THINKERS TO BEAT CLIMATE DENIAL
Posted on 6 February 2018 by Dana Nuccitelli, John Cook nt| SkepticalScience.com
Climate myths are often contradictory – it’s not warming, though it’s warming because of the sun, and really it’s all just an ocean cycle – but they all seem to share one thing in common: logical fallacies and reasoning errors.
John Cook, Peter Ellerton, and David Kinkead have just published a paper in Environmental Research Letters in which they examined 42 common climate myths and found that every single one demonstrates fallacious reasoning. For example, the authors made a video breaking down the logical flaws in the myth ‘climate changed naturally in the past so current climate change is natural.’ . . .