Participation Activity 4
Science or Sensationalism?
Public perception often becomes the gateway to innovation
and change. Therefore, and seemingly more now than ever, the media, private
companies, and even public organizations may present information that contains
political agendas, slanted/biased viewpoints, misleading statistics, or even
blatant propaganda, in an effort either to influence popular opinion, or to further
bolster the conventional beliefs and convictions of their target audience.
View “TEDTalks: Al Gore-New Thinking on the Climate Crisis,”
and read “Pollution,” located within the required readings.
How would you classify these articles-are they creditable,
factual, unbiased, etc., and why or why not? How could these environmental
articles be used positively and negatively? Make sure your reasoning and
examples differ from those that have already been posted.
Note: This activity will count for part of your
participation points. Responses should be in complete sentences and a minimum
of 100 words.