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Response to Video-On Concern - Zoom Blog
Yikes. Responding to a massive privacy vulnerability by downplaying its applicability (even though there's a demonstration link that anyone can click) and concluding that it's by-design that someone else can turn on your webcam and see your video feed without your interaction. And the key mitigation is... there's a checkbox somewhere that you can click with an explanation that no user will understand?
security  privacy  webcam  denialism  pr 
12 days ago by npdoty
GOP pollster Luntz: Majority of younger Republicans worried by party stance on climate change | TheHill
Prominent GOP pollster Frank Luntz is warning Republican lawmakers that the public's views on climate change are shifting and that ignoring the issue could cost them important votes at the ballot box.
climate  gop  policy  denialism 
5 weeks ago by beaucronin
Haihattelevat moraaliposeeraajat | Maailman Kuvalehti
Realismia on miettiä, miten nämä ratkaisut tehdään nopeasti, tehokkaasti ja oikeudenmukaisesti. Haihattelua sen sijaan on ajatella, ettei meidän, tai ainakaan minun, tarvitse tehdä mitään, kirjoittaa Elina Hirvonen.
activism  climate_action  ilmastokeskustelu  Positive  rakentavat  denialism 
7 weeks ago by pelttari
The Right’s New Rallying Cry in Finland: ‘Climate Hysteria’ - The New York Times
HELSINKI, Finland — When they really wanted to rile up conservative voters this spring, the politicians from Finland’s nationalist party made a beeline for the rawest subject in this year’s general election.
vaalit2019  mitentässänäinkävi  persut  ilmasto_muuttaa_kaiken  putkonen  denialism 
april 2019 by pelttari
Ilmastonmuutos ja kolme ajatusvirhettä | Alusta – uta.fi
”Iphonen myyntilukujen kannalta yksittäisten kuluttajien ostopäätöksillä ei ole mitään merkitystä.”

Tuollaista väitettä ei kuule esitettävän. Päinvastoin, harva kuvittelee kansainvälisten markkinoiden menestyjiksi muita kuin sellaisia yrityksiä, jotka saavat ihmiset yksitellen sitoutumaan koukuttaviin tuotteisiin.
ilmasto_muuttaa_kaiken  ilmastojournalismi  debunk  ilmastopolitiikka  denialism 
march 2019 by pelttari
Greta Thunberg has done her science homework - Faktabaari
That said, Thunberg’s activism can be claimed to be evidence-based and backed by a number of world-class scientists, well worth a nomination for Nobel Peace Prize [5]. As Thunberg claims, she has done her homework. However, defining exact reduction targets is difficult for scientists but important for politicians.
thunberg  fact-check  denialism  mitentässänäinkävi  debunk  science-based  activism  climate_action  climate_change 
march 2019 by pelttari
Frost fairs, sunspots and the Little Ice AgeSOLAR ASTRONOMY: LITTLE ICE AGE | Astronomy & Geophysics | Oxford Academic
is vital to avoid semantic arguments based on the name the Little Ice Age: ice ages proper are a lot more than a period in which the frequency of somewhat colder winters is somewhat elevated. Lastly, if we must use the name Little Ice Age, we should know it for what it really was and our best insight into that comes not from anecdotal reports influenced by a great many factors, nor from speculation about the inspiration for a few artists 450 years ago, but from the truly colossal number of objective datapoints, derived by many scientists using a huge variety of sources and techniques, that have gone into the construction of figure 3b.
little_iceage  denialism  debunk  solar  milankovich  ilmasto_muuttaa_kaiken  Aurinko 
march 2019 by pelttari
Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth | News | The Guardian
> The tragedy for denialists is that they concede the argument in advance. Holocaust deniers’ attempts to deny that the Holocaust took place imply that it would not have been a good thing if it had. Climate change denialism is predicated on a similarly hidden acknowledgment that, if anthropogenic climate change were actually occurring, we would have to do something about it.

> Denialism is not a barrier to acknowledging a common moral foundation; it is a barrier to acknowledging moral differences. An end to denialism is therefore a disturbing prospect, as it would involve these moral differences revealing themselves directly. But we need to start preparing for that eventuality, because denialism is starting to break down – and not in a good way.

> Whereas denialism explains – at great length – post-denialism asserts. Whereas denialism is painstakingly thought-through, post-denialism is instinctive. Whereas denialism is disciplined, post-denialism is anarchic.

> The new generation of denialists aren’t creating new, alternative orthodoxies so much as obliterating the very idea of orthodoxy itself.

> Post-denialism represents a freeing of the repressed desires that drive denialism. While it still based on the denial of an established truth, its methods liberate a deeper kind of desire: to remake truth itself, to remake the world, to unleash the power to reorder reality itself and stamp one’s mark on the planet.

> Those who were previously “forced” into Holocaust denial are starting to sense that it may be possible to publicly celebrate genocide once again, to revel in antisemitism’s finest hour.

> Perhaps, if we can face up to the challenge presented by these new revelations, it might pave the way for a politics shorn of illusion and moral masquerade, where different visions of what it is to be human can openly contend. This might be a firmer foundation on which to rekindle some hope for human progress – based not on illusions of what we would like to be, but on an accounting of what we are.
denialism  fake-news  truth  political-debate  political-discourse  vaccines  climate-change  holocaust-denial 
september 2018 by tarakc02
Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth | News | The Guardian
Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/aug/03/denialism-what-drives-people-to-reject-the-truth

“What they all have in common, I would argue, is a particular type of desire. This desire – for something not to be true – is the driver of denialism.”

“Trump and the post-truthers’ “lazy” denialism rests on the security that comes from knowing that generations of denialists have created enough doubt already; all people like Trump need to do is to signal vaguely in a denialist direction. Whereas denialism explains – at great length – post-denialism asserts. Whereas denialism is painstakingly thought-through, post-denialism is instinctive. Whereas denialism is disciplined, post-denialism is anarchic.”

“The possibility of an epochal shift away from denialism means that there is now no avoiding a reckoning with some discomfiting issues: how do we respond to people who have radically different desires and morals from our own? How do we respond to people who delight in or are indifferent to genocide, to the suffering of millions, to venality and greed?”

“Denialism, and the multitude of other ways that modern humans have obfuscated their desires, prevent a true reckoning with the unsettling fact that some of us might desire things that most of us regard as morally reprehensible.”
populism  denialism  trump  fascism  morality 
august 2018 by craigryan
Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth | News | The Guardian
The long read
Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth

From vaccines to climate change to genocide, a new age of denialism is upon us. Why have we failed to understand it?

Keith Kahn-Harris
The Guardian
3 August 2018
denialism  orientations.towards.science 
august 2018 by asfaltics
The Psychology of Climate Change Denial | WIRED | https://www.wired.com/
"If there's no action before 2012, that's too late. What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future," said Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC chairman, when the report was released. "This is the defining moment."

And the reason is that we don't have a clear sense of what we can do. Any community organizer knows that if you want people to respond to something, you need to tell them what to do, and make it seem do-able. Stanford University psychologist Jon Krosnick has studied this, and showed that people stop paying attention to climate change when they realize there's no easy solution. People judge as serious only those problems for which actions can be taken.

Another factor is that we no longer have a sense of permanence. Another psychologist, Robert Lifton, wrote about what the existence of atomic bombs did to our psyche. There was a sense that the world could end at any moment.

Global warming is the same in that it threatens the survival of our species. Psychologists tell us that it's very important to have a sense of the continuity of life. That's why we invest in big monuments and want our work to stand after we die and have our family name go on.

That sense of continuity is being ruptured. But climate change has an added aspect that is very important. The scientists who built nuclear bombs felt guilt about what they did. Now the guilt is real for the broader public.
climagechange  agw  denialism 
january 2018 by kme

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