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“Believe it or not, it is true”: A musical interlude on climate change (denial)

June 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Communicating on science is difficult in American society. Tackling that communication in the face of concerted efforts to undermine science is an even more difficult challenge.

Effective teachers use a variety of methods to communicate with their students, seeking to find ways to communicate to all of the seven types of learning.  For aural, we’re advised to

“use sound, rhyme and music in your learning”.

Those concerned with educating, engaging with, and mobilizing people about climate risks pursue multiple tools, including music such as the catchy song in this video (which is worth watching for some of the embedded graphics).  (See after the fold for a second video … )

Aside from a catchy (hmm, recognize it …?) tune, there are many ‘quotables’ within the lyrics.

For example, the overwhelming consensus within the relevant scientific community is laid out simply:

So what if it snowed this past winter.

The science is proven and true.

How many studies do you need to see?

It’s 10,883 to 2.

The end of the song is so true:

Believe it or not, it’s still true.

Science doesn’t care if you do.

The facts are still going to be true.

(And, evolution and gravity are, too.)


Global Warming’s Not A Theory, It’s A Fact! should especially appeal to Tom Lehrer fans …

Tags: climate zombies · global warming deniers

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