Found via TalkingPointsMemo
, a wonderful new enterprise: Climate Scientists blog about their field in order to better explain their field, on the new website Realclimate.org
. I think blogs are an excellent way to get academics out into society, functioning as true public intellectuals, and I'm always happy to see more scientists doing so. I was particularly impressed with this round-up of attempts to discredit "the hockey stick" graph of global warming
. This kind of work is especially important given the prevalence of misleading pop science and science fiction---see science writer Chris Mooney's sharp-tongued blog
item on Michael Crichton, and Slate's mocking review
. Maybe these guys can enlist the help of my friend Climateboy
This apparently environmentally-friendly website, ClimateBiz
, seems like a possible ray of hope: it aims to serve businesses and organizations that are willing to stop whining about nonexistent scientific discord, and start doing the hard work of rolling back emissions.