Monday, February 11, 2013

BBC backs down on David Attenborough's climate change statistics - Telegraph
A BBC source told The Times that the mistake was made by the production team and not by Sir David, who told them he did not know how it ended up in the script.

"The mistake was being so specific. It should have been more carefully scripted,” the source said.
Hostility over climate change cools off |
VENOMOUS attacks against the scientific community have markedly decreased since the introduction of Labor's carbon pricing scheme, one of Australia's leading climate change experts says.

Professor Will Steffen, science adviser to the Department of Climate Change, also told senators on Monday that extreme weather events this summer weren't normal but "a climate on steroids".
[Steffen] "I think that's generally true across the scientific community."

Professor Steffen said it was at its worst in public meetings as he toured the nation explaining the carbon pricing but since then scientists had noted a "marked decrease in attacks and angst" over climate change.
"Australia is definitely heating up, as is the rest of the world," Dr Rob Vertessy said.
[Actual headline at DeSmogBlog]:  Academic Study Concludes Tea Party Created by Tobacco Companies
A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.
Failure to protect seagrass 'may cost Australia $45b' | SBS World News
“It’s a huge amount that’s being offset and it’s a huge amount that’s being stored – and you can also put dollar figures on that,” said Dr Macreadie.

“If you say that carbon is worth $23 a tonne, then Australia’s seagrasses, both the plants and the carbon in the sediment, are worth about $45 billion,“ he said.

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