Hypocrisy poisons the climate policy debate

So you call yourself a skeptic?

Summary: We cannot make sensible climate policy because the public debate has become a food fight, with the stench of hypocrisy hanging over both sides. Here is another post in a long series giving examples. Perhaps public pressure will encourage at least one side to clean up their act. "Temperatures in Greenland’s interior have ranged … Continue reading Hypocrisy poisons the climate policy debate

Five trillion is a red line. Cross it and the environment crashes.

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.

Rising seas alert! Watch how science becomes a sensational news story.

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.

A massive melting problem in Antarctica!

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!