Someone said if you think education is expensive – try ignorance. This website is dedicated to helping people understand the world and the ways it works. We’re in an information revolution because the Internet is democratizing information.
Everyone knows that information is power, but it’s exploitation of power that has allowed a few to control and exploit people. Exploitation can be financial, but more disturbing and controlling is the exploitation of power.
Throughout my career I have worked to help people learn and understand. So much information in today’s world is available, but couched in jargon or terminology alien to most. It was an issue I challenged fellow authors about in our recent book on climate change titled Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory
. I challenged fellow climate skeptics about it in a keynote speech in 2008. I struggled with the problem throughout my career, particularly in teaching a science credit course for Arts students.
The other issue I discussed was that climatology is a generalist
discipline in a world of specialization. Even a basic understanding requires integration of everything from cosmic radiation from space to volcanic heat on the bottom of the ocean and everything in between.
Knowledge is valuable but only if it improves the human condition. As a consequence, beyond understanding the generalist nature of climate I am especially interested in how it affects all aspects of human existence. This website will examine a wide variety of topics about the way the environment affects humans and the way humans affect the environment.
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