14 Jun '11, 12pm

Australian scientists have published an open letter online to confront climate deniers

A group of Australian scientists has begun a new online effort to communicate the body of science pointing to a rising human influence on the climate system. Their initial piece, “Climate change is real: an open letter from the scientific community ,” is on The Conversation, an academic Web site aiming to provide a credible source of information and analysis on important issues as traditional journalism shrinks . The letter is very much in the style of recent American-led efforts to counter groups and individuals who have mastered the use of the Web as a means of aggregating and disseminating just about anything — factual or not — as long as it casts doubt on climate science or stalls action on curbing greenhouse emissions. In contrast to RealClimate and Skeptical Science , which are focused tightly on science questions, this initiative appears to be trying to both clarify...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/an-effort-to...

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