11 Oct '11, 5pm

NASA Climate Scientist: Skeptics are "Winning the Argument" let's stop doing this.

Photo: thewritingzone , Flickr /CC BY-SA NASA's James Hansen, perhaps the world's foremost climate scientist, said that "climate contrarians ... have been winning the argument for several years, even though the science has become clearer." He made the remarks yesterday at a briefing at the Royal Society in London, and went on to expound upon why scientists (and common sense) have been losing out to misinformation -- and what he thinks can turn the conversation around. The Independent reports : "There's been a very strong campaign by those who want to continue fossil fuel 'business as usual', and the scientific story has not been powerful enough to offset that push." Part of the problem, he said, was that the climate sceptic lobby employed communications professionals , whereas "scientists are just barely competent at communicating with the public and don't have the wherewi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/nasa_climate_scie...

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