Editorial Narratives in Science Journalism

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Science journalism is hard to get right. There is the constant struggle to clearly explain one’s topic without over-simplifying or misrepresenting by dumbing-down the details in hopes of communicating better and on the opposite side, explaining the topic in far too great an esoteric technical detail and far above…

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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #276

The Week That Was: 2017-07-08 (July 8, 2017) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project ################################################### Quote of the Week. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters: “– Albert Einstein ################################################### Number of the Week: 39% ################################################### THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala,…

The Laws of Averages: Part 2, A Beam of Darkness

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   This essay is second in a series of essays about Averages — their use and misuse.  My interest is in the logical and scientific errors, the informational errors, that can result from what I have playfully coined “The Laws of Averages”. Averages As both the word and the concept…