could dead houseplants save the world? (quote of the week)

''The more dead plants in the room [where the survey is taken], the more believing [respondents] were of climate change.''

University of Queensland researcher John Cook,
on a survey of public attitudes toward climate change,
quoted in today's  Sydney Morning Herald

2 Responses to could dead houseplants save the world? (quote of the week)

  1. BenK February 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    In other words, the less they know about nature, the more they are likely to ‘believe in’ climate change? Amusing.

  2. Morgan Wick February 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    It’s almost like humans AREN’T completely logical, rational machines who always assess evidence in a completely unbiased fashion, but are wholly irrational beings just like every other animal on Earth who happen to have bigger brains and rely heavily on rules of thumb developed in small-scale cultures on the African savanna!

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