So What Happened to the Journalism?

 John Ridgway “Anyone who isn’t confused really doesn’t understand the situation.” Edward R. Murrow Back in 2013 the UK’s Parliamentary Science and Technology Select Committee could be found holding an enquiry into the communication of climate science. Now, I admit I’m a little late in bringing this to your attention, but topicality is not my…

Guam Threatened?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   The New York Times seems to be running short of environmental journalists.  Its latest salvo in the attempt to keep climate change at the forefront of American minds was written by Mike Ives.  “Who?”  you ask. Mike Ives,  a freelance (?) correspondent out of Hong Kong who “started out…

From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: Slight Rise in Temperatures Tied to Heat Wave Deaths

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen     The Claim: The venerable NY Times carries this headline:  “In India, Slight Rise in Temperatures Is Tied to Heat Wave Deaths”. The study cited makes this conclusion: “Mean temperatures across India have risen by more than 0.5°C over this period, with statistically significant increases in heat waves. Using…