Celebrity worship

Number of hits returned when Googling news sources for “James Hansen” (head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and perhaps the world’s best-known climatologist, who was arrested in front of the White House this week as part of a coordinated climate change campaign) and “Keystone” (XL, the expansion of a continental oil pipeline that will bring Canadian oil sands product to refineries in the southern U.S.): 208

Number of hits returned when Googling news sources for “Daryl Hannah” (Splash and Blade Runner actress) and “Keystone”: 659.

(Searches carried out Aug. 31, 2011 at 8:50 a.m.)