THE ARTICLE — Papal infallibility comes to climate science
A few months ago I got in touch with the editors at Transition Voice, an independent online magazine that covers climate change, peak oil, and economic issues. I find their content to be incredibly insightful, but what I like most is their use of humor to spice things up and soften the unpleasant news that frequently accompanies these subjects.
Erik Curren, the site’s publisher, offered me a chance to write an article for them, to explain what my website was all about, why I had quit my job, and exactly what a Science Pope is. Of course I jumped at the chance…not only was this great exposure, but it really forced me to buckle down and define some of the key concepts and philosophies this site is based on. I hope you’ll go read the article, share it, and leave a comment (even if it’s just “hey dork, learn to spell-check”).
Transition Voice covers peak oil, climate change and economic crises along with the global transition movement as society’s most promising response. People around the world are helping their countries, communities and families to prepare for a future that will be cleaner, more local, and run on a human-scale.
We are non-partisan. But that doesn’t make us apolitical. We will hold public leaders of all parties responsible for telling the truth. And we will require politicians to support good policy on energy, climate and the economy — policy based on science and not on ideology.
We think that to do otherwise, for fear of giving offense, would simply be cowardly.
And we make fun of stuff, because in the face of global warming and peak oil if you can’t laugh, there’s not much point to anything anymore.