27 Jul '11, 3pm

Memo to climate change pundits: Don't mention the weather

Memo to climate change pundits: Don't mention the weather

You’ll find some version of this in the vast majority of stories about weather and climate change, even ones published during Mooney’s preferred hot months. The weather frame necessarily leads to qualifications, asterisks, shades of doubt – all the stuff climate activists have tried for years to overcome. If it’s plug-dumb to use Inhofe’s igloo as Exhibit A in the case against climate change, it’s just as silly to think the general public will see this summer’s skyrocketing temperatures as an irrefutable case for its existence. Didn’t you just tell them weather wasn’t the same as climate?

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/me...

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