But, how do we know this is right?

While many reporters cover climate issues - like this one taking notes during a demonstration for the enforcement of Kyoto Protocol - some of them only confuse the issue. Credit: ItzaFineDay

While many reporters cover climate issues - like this one taking notes during a demonstration for the enforcement of Kyoto Protocol - some of them only confuse the issue. Credit: ItzaFineDay

Be careful – the people you trust may be leading you astray. Are they worthy of your faith in them? Does what they say really represent reality?

These may sound like strange ramblings, but if we all answered truthfully we might better understand the major causes of the current debate on climate change. Everyone in the world depends on their own set of sources of information. We share many of them, like television programs and newspapers, with others. We also have some sources that others don’t, like our friends, or maybe an obscure little website. But, as Australian psychologist Ben Newell and climate change researcher Andrew Pitman warned earlier this month, we often don’t realise when these sources are biased. Read the rest of this entry »