16 May '11, 11am

National Academy of Sciences slams climate disinformation campaign, flawed media coverage

National Academy of Sciences slams climate disinformation campaign, flawed media coverage May 16, 2011 Last week I blogged on the major new climate report from the National Academy of Sciences, which called on nation to “substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions” starting ASAP. A commenter pointed out a paragraph I missed buried on page 35 in the brief discussion of how “Many factors complicate and impede public understanding of climate change”: Most people rely on secondary sources for information, especially the mass media; and some of these sources are affected by concerted campaigns against policies to limit CO2 emissions, which promote beliefs about climate change that are not well-supported by scientific evidence. U.S. media coverage sometimes presents aspects of climate change that are uncontroversial among the research community as being matters of serious scie...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/16/national-academy-of...

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