Summary: Here are three stories about environmental destruction, all featuring "five trillion" as the horrific number. Scary stories. Are they accurate? To understand a trillion, look at it in cash (1) Five trillion tons of ice has melted! "5 Trillion Tons of Ice Lost Since 2002" by climate propagandist Phil Plait at Slate. "…land ice … Continue reading Five trillion is a red line. Cross it and the environment crashes.
Summary: Another day, another interesting study about our changing climate misreported by journalists to ignite fear in their readers. The subject is rising seas from the melting of Antarctica. First we look at the science, then at journalists' hype. You decide how this news should influence the public policy debate about the best response to … Continue reading Rising seas alert! Watch how science becomes a sensational news story.
Summary: Today we have yet another example of climate science reported like game of telephone, with the last and least accurate version being the most sensational and getting the most attention. It need not be like this. Finding accurate reporting of the source material takes only a little work and rewards us with more reliable … Continue reading A massive melting problem in Antarctica!
Summary: Today's post shows more good news about our climate, about ice. The good news gives us time to act. Unfortunately both Left and Right prefer that we squander this gift of time. The Left denies the pause; the Right considers it a "stop". Neither supports the climate science research and political organizing necessary to … Continue reading More good news about the climate, giving us a priceless gift.
Summary: The climate wars among the public (laymen) show how poorly we see our world. Here we look at an example displaying many of these problems: the "two minute hates" we substitute for rational debate, how ideology blinds us to the physical world, and our disinterest in the wonderful findings of climate science. "Some of … Continue reading 5 years later: checking up on the 2-minute hate at George Will about melting of the polar ice