the resident

the resident

We can't handle the truth

6d ago
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Glaciologist John H. Mercer wrote a paper in the 70s, predicting the melting of West Antarctica, and he was made a pariah for it. People called his work junk science, and he had trouble getting funding after that. Now, scientists have just proclaimed that Mercer was right: his predictions are exactly what is happening. We do this all the time - we outcast people who tell truths we don't want to hear. We're doing it again, right now, with Edward Snowden. We're all caught up in calling him a hero or traitor, instead of intensely studying the ramifications of the truth he revealed. Humanity has a great way of turning a deaf ear on the truth, and history remembers that. The Resident discusses. Visit The Resident at http://www.theresident.net Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America