Summary: Scientists and journalists play a vital role in the public policy debate about climate change, explaining the reports of the major climate agencies. Here Roger Pielke Jr. describes an example of how they too often misrepresent those findings, distorting the debate and feeding the public's loss of confidence in science as an institution. About those … Continue reading Roger Pielke Jr. describes the distorting of climate science
Summary: An eminent European climate scientist discusses climate threats, myths, and fears. All are dangerous. "It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits …" --- Aristotle in The Nicomachean Ethics. This is post #430 on the FM … Continue reading Save the world from climate threats, myths and fears
Summary: This looks at an important new GAO climate change report, and how the news media misreport it. While a small episode, it reveals much about the problem of climate change, about journalism, and why three decades of advocacy for climate change action has produced so little action. “We don’t even plan for the past.” … Continue reading News misreporting a big GAO report about climate change
Summary: Today's post reviews a book about applied climate science, discussing polar bears -- poster animals for the effects of global warming. It tells the rest of the story, the good news. It's well worth reading. Review of Susan Crockford's new book: Polar Bears: Outstanding Survivors of Climate Change. For thirty years we have heard increasingly … Continue reading About polar bears & science on the front lines of global warming
Summary: 2017 has been a good year for news about climate change. Here is more good news, courtesy of the Dutch government. This should be headline news, but it ruins the narrative! Pass it on, for there is too little good news these days. "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning … Continue reading Good news about CO2 emissions. Progress to a better world.