Scientists Reach Out to Media to Provide Accurate Information
Please see the front page of the Sunday LA Times Climate scientists plan campaign against global-warming skeptics by Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau. (The story is also being carried by the Chicago Tribune)
As Neela writes:
The American Geophysical Union plans to announce that 700 researchers have agreed to speak out on the issue. Other scientists plan a pushback against congressional conservatives who have vowed to kill regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
John Abraham should be congratulated for organizing the Climate Rapid Response Team (CRRT) composed of more than 36 top scientists who have volunteered to speak to the media about climate-related issues, including correcting the misinformation from those that deny the science. The goal of the CRRT is to provide highly accurate information to people when questions arise about the science. These scientists are some of the Who’s Who of climate science and they should be applauded for taking on this extra work without compensation. They understand the importance of communicating the science so they are “walking the walk”. Kudos to all. The CRRT is a separate group from the AGU’s Climate Science Q&A Service that Neela describes in the story.
Neela also mentions a project John Cook (of Skeptical Science) and I, along with many others, are working on. A handbook titled The Scientific Guide to Global Warming Skepticism is to be sent to school teachers across the US, Australia, and hopefully many other countries. The handbook is close to being finished and I wish to thank John Cook for all of the time that he has already put into this important project.