“This is probably just a perception, but I just have the feeling that the glaciers are melting, the snow capping the mountains is less than it was 12 years ago when I saw it last time,” Thrisk said. “That saddens me a little bit.”
Wait a second… Aren’t we supposed to base our opinions in fact? Why would anyone publish something anecdotal (admited by the astronaut himself) and pose it as news? Why try to use the public’s admiration of astronauts to push a cause?
Maybe because the facts around the melting ice caps are a bit controversial?
Look, I said that many times. I don’t necessarily doubt the planet is warming. But every single time I see a falacious article like the one above my skepticism grows. After all, you only have to cheat if you are losing…