Posted November 08, 2019 05:12:52As scientists around the world struggle to find the answers to some of our most pressing challenges, it is not surprising that the media have a penchant for sensationalizing them.
But there is another side to the coin: sensationalizing science.
We can look at the science of our day and see it is largely ignored, and often dismissed.
And yet, we all rely on it for our livelihood.
Science provides us with vital information about how the world works, how we can affect it and how we could make it better.
When I hear stories about people being killed in the air, the sea, the atmosphere, in the water, on land, in space or in the sky, or about the devastation of nature in the midst of our global warming, I am reminded of that.
Science is the science that has the power to change the world.
But how do we get people to care about it?
Science is often ignored because the media has become obsessed with celebrity and celebrity is the most profitable source of revenue.
But celebrities are often celebrities who have never been tested on human beings, who have been known to act in ways that could lead to public outrage.
In fact, one of the most dangerous things about the media is that it can be used to silence and discredit anyone who raises a legitimate concern about the future of our planet and humanity.
Science journalists and other media figures often get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to science and it often does not seem like there is any way to get them to look at their own biases.
In our era of climate change, global warming and the rise of a more powerful elite, it can become difficult for any journalist to raise a legitimate scientific point of view.
But I hope you will look at what we do, what we write, and what we think, and remember the importance of science.
Let’s make the news, not the news.
We should not be afraid to tell the truth.