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Stop misleading climate claims

Postby Peter Henderson » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:33 pm

No, not from Sammy Wilson this time. Dr Vicky Pope, Met Office Head of Climate Change, calls on scientists and the media to ‘rein in’ some of their assertions about climate change:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/p ... 90211.html

She says: “News headlines vie for attention and it is easy for scientists to grab this attention by linking climate change to the latest extreme weather event or apocalyptic prediction. But in doing so, the public perception of climate change can be distorted. The reality is that extreme events arise when natural variations in the weather and climate combine with long-term climate change. This message is more difficult to get heard. Scientists and journalists need to find ways to help to make this clear without the wider audience switching off.
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