Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Paul Douglas on Climate Change – Greg Laden's Blog

Paul Douglas on Climate Change – Greg Laden's Blog

"One came as part of the answer to the question, why isn’t there more climatology, and in particular, climate change, in with the weather reporting on local TV? I should note right away that this is one of the reasons you should read Paul’s blog. You get the weather AND the climatology. If you are in the Twin Cities area, his Strib Blog is the place to go. If you are elsewhere in the US or beyond, his Weather Nation blog is the place to go. There is a lot of overlap but somewhat different regional coverage. Anyway, Paul’s answer included this: On news TV, global warming is toxic. Meaning, specifically, stating the basic fact that global warming is established science is not really allowed on standard news TV, local or national. The False Balance sells, admitting the facts is boring. More importantly, stating that climate change is real and important will piss off 30% of the audience and the people running the news shows don’t want that. The anchors, including the weather reporters, are to be beloved, not reviled. So “just don’t do that” is the policy in newsrooms."


papertiger said...

define Irony:

Irony is anyone on Greg Laden's blog complaining or speculating about what others are allowed or not allowed to say on television.

Frontiers of Faith and Science said...

This developing AGW beleiver mantra of 'established science' is humorous. What is established? Are they surprised there is a climate? or that climate changes? Or are they foolish enough to claim that a climate crisis has been scientifically proven? Or maybe they mean that those who have dominated the public spaces using scientific authority to push their ideas make the Piltdown man look like serious science?