Summary: Rising sea levels have become a core element -- perhaps the core -- of climate activists' warnings. What do scientists say? Should we worry, panic, or despair? Here is a brief answer, plus much supporting evidence. This is journalism for the public policy debate about climate change, not written by a subject matter expert. … Continue reading The surprising news from scientists about rising sea levels!
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's post examines a recent example of climate fear-mongering. Not only is this misleading (at best), but it shows how this propaganda makes it more difficult for us to clearly see the world and respond to its many dangers. Today's fear-mongering: "The Siege of Miami" By Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker "As temperatures … Continue reading The New Yorker’s “The Siege of Miami” reveals a serious problem
Summary: Polar bears and pacific atolls (flooded by rising seas) are the poster children for climate change. Oddly, both are weak examples. Previous posts discussed polar bears. Here Judith Curry (Prof Atmospheric Science, GA Inst Tech) discusses the effect of rising sea levels on coral atolls. Kiribati crisis: the blame game Small atoll islands may … Continue reading Assigning blame for the flooding of Pacific atolls
Summary: In their desperate race for survival in a world with too many journalists, they've given a warm reception to all kinds of doomsters. Events this week suggest that at least some journalists have realized that they have no competitive advantage at clickbait, but that there will always be a market for good journalism -- … Continue reading News! Journalists doing their job, critically reporting on rising seas & the bee-pocalypse.