30 Nov '11, 5pm

Dot Earth Blog: Other Voices: Life on Planet 3.0: A climate scientist broadens his view and builds a new blog.

What went into the shift from Only In It For the Gold to Planet 3.0 ? A. In It for the Gold was never strictly speaking a climate science blog; others (notably RealClimate , also notably James Annan , Tamino , Science of Doom ) were covering that territory. Nor was it one of the many climate policy blogs. Rather its focus was always science communication, especially climate science. It began with the observation that public debate on climate policy has long been misinformed about the balance of evidence. The emergence of a community of strident deniers has long been obvious, as is its affiliation with the political right. A contrary trend, to overstate the climate problem and understate the issues in dealing with it, is less fully in flower on the left but is easy to spot. The questions that blog raised were – what is going wrong, and what can we do differently. The fact i...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/a-new-blog-o...

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