Category Archives: Climate & the media

Changement climatique : l’AAAS sort de ses gonds

En tant que scientifiques, il ne nous appartient pas de dire aux gens ce qu’ils doivent faire ou croire au sujet de la menace croissante du changement climatique. Toutefois, nous estimons qu’il relève de notre responsabilité professionnelle de nous assurer, … Continue reading

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Aunty BBC or the wicked stepmother? Mind where you step!

This is the BBC’s fault, as is made perfectly clear in this excellent article by Dana Nuccitelli for The Guardian, which hits all the right nails bang on the head. …the BBC has habitually undervalued expert input from scientists and academics. In an … Continue reading

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AR5 preserves the myth that +2° is OK

Details of AR5 (the 5th IPCC Assessment Report) are emerging in Stockholm and the signs are not good. At this stage it’s difficult to know exactly who is saying what – the scientists or the journalists. The Mail on Sunday’s … Continue reading

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In Stockholm it’s science v politics

“Climate scientists wrangle over crucial projections” says the Guardian (here), but the sub-header is misleading, and seriously so. I would even say mischievously so if this were not the Guardian. For the scientists are not wrangling… with each other. It’s … Continue reading

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The IPCC’s 5th report is already making waves

Lots of stuff in today’s paper provoked by the imminent publication of IPCC n°5. The Guardian’s science editor Robin McKie reports on the content. My eye was caught by this paragraph: In addition, the new report has tackled the issue of … Continue reading

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The Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph are still at it

In a post hosted by the Guardian, Abraham and Nuccitelli make a good job of shredding two articles that are at best inaccurate, at worst criminally misleading. When it comes to climate science reporting, the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph are only … Continue reading

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Any Questions?

On BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, on 7 June, one of the questions was this: Are those concerned about climate change talking anti-scientific green ideological nonsense? One of the panel members was the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Jonathon Dimbleby

Dear Mr Dimbleby, I write to express my concern over the composition of the panel for the June 7th edition of Any Questions. The points I raise below are not mere rhetorical; I think they’re immensely important and I would … Continue reading

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Climate change bug warning

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has produced a statement that’s worth reading, dealing with an aspect of climate change that rarely makes it onto the front pages: …it would be complacent to think that diseases that are now present … Continue reading

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“The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled.”

The quote is from Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA’s executive director. The IEA (International Energy Agency), not known for its raging eco-fundamentalist tendencies, has issued its latest report on CEM (Clean Energy Ministerial – Jesus, who thinks up these names?), … Continue reading

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