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What are you looking at blogs for?

Over at Making Science Public, Jennifer Metcalfe has a post on her recent paper, “Chanting to the choir: the dialogical failure of antithetical climate change blogs”, which has received some critical comment from the usual suspects. Metcalfe’s study aims to estimate the management and quality of blog commentary at Jo Nova’s blog, to compare it … Continue reading

Who Pushed the Alarmist Domino – Scientists or the Media?
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Who Pushed the Alarmist Domino – Scientists or the Media?

Few have missed the fact that Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene, published two days ago is a reworking of 1990s ‘runaway global warming’ hypothesis, now dubbed ‘Hothouse Earth’. The abstract: We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization … Continue reading

Adieu, Paris!
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Adieu, Paris!

So, farewell then, Paris. Trump has called it, and it’s an out. The details of which are yet to emerge, and hopefully not to disappoint. Cue outrage from the likes of Channel 4 news, no doubt. For instance, take this particular illuminating tweet from the UK Green Party’s only MP – Caroline Lucas. The height … Continue reading