Friday, April 10, 2015

Man bites dog

I've argued for a while that we should make use of analogizing sports statistics with climate/weather data, and Media Matters shows it happening (the analogy starts about a minute into the video).

Difference here being that it's a sports journalist using climate change to explain sports, saying a single piece of contradictory data doesn't refute an overall trend. Just as a single cold day doesn't refute climate change, a single exciting basketball game doesn't refute a bad system for administering basketball.

I think it's a good thing though - reinforcing climate change as a culturally-accepted fact.

1 comment:

Russell Seitz said...

I's really like to see the whole climateball shooting match wound down into the annual radio broadcast of a cricket test between The Ecologist team, captained by Zak Goldsmith, and a Bishop Hill's Pilgrimage of Grace 11.