Who do you trust? When experts debate on television an issue like climate change, do you believe that both are qualified?
Most often, the debaters are experts in speaking, not science.
It turns out that the news is just another TV show. Lively debate, doubt and fear-mongering make for great ratings. There is little incentive to seek out facts when bread and circuses bring in money and viewers.
In 2004, science historian Naomi Oreskes...