This is a very quick post to say thanks to John Cook of Skeptical Science for the recent “Woody Guthrie award for a thinking blogger” and especially the kind comments he made.
The idea is the award gets passed on from blog to blog, to those whom they deem a ‘thinking blog’
I’m proud to be the recipient and already in a panic about the next recipient, apparently it’s up to me to decide. It is especially a problem in this divided world we live in.
I’m very happy that many sides of the climate debate visit this blog and contribute and ask questions. I can only ask again what I ask in About This Blog:
It’s easy to trade blows on blogs. It’s harder to understand a new point of view. Or to consider that a different point of view might be right. And yet, more constructive for everyone if we take a moment, a day even, and try and really understand that other point of view. Even if it’s still wrong, we are better off for making the effort.
And sometimes others put forward points of view or “facts” that are obviously wrong and easily refuted. Pretend for a moment that they aren’t part of an evil empire of disinformation and think how best to explain the error in an inoffensive way.