03 Jun '11, 2am

At #wsf11 session on science communication, advice to IPCC not to discuss uncertainty came up:

The 831 researchers who will contribute to the next round of assessments of climate science and policy options by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been sent a letter admonishing them to “keep a distance from the media” and send any press inquiries about the work of their author groups to supervisors. [July 12, 1:01 p.m. | Updated The Columbia Journalism Review has posted a piece on "Mediaphobia ." There are nice posts on the panel's communication efforts by Bryan Walsh at Time Magazine and Kate Mackenzie at the Financial Times .][3:37 p.m. | Updated At the bottom of this post I've linked to a three-page "media backgrounder" that the climate panel sent to assessment authors on Saturday. It's fascinating reading.] On Friday, one recipient of the letter, Edward R. Carr, an associate professor of geography at the University of South Carolina who will work on ...

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