Climate Change

Jun
18
This Will Never Work

This Will Never Work

You may have heard the new idea.
2 min read
Dec
26
Your Hot Take on Climate Models Is Just Another Political Opinion and That’s Okay

Your Hot Take on Climate Models Is Just Another Political Opinion and That’s Okay

Climate and Energy Twitter just went another five rounds on emissions scenarios in major climate assessment reports like the IPCC and U.S…
30 min read
Apr
25
We Need to Talk About Reactionary Centrists

We Need to Talk About Reactionary Centrists

Sympathizing with the right while punching left is not the neutral position pundits seem to think it is
14 min read
Sep
01
When Integrity-checking is More Important than Fact-checking: More Bad Faith from Bret Stephens

When Integrity-checking is More Important than Fact-checking: More Bad Faith from Bret Stephens

Yesterday, I posted a quick series of Tweets in response to Bret Stephens’s latest climate column for the New York Times. I was surprised…
3 min read
Aug
30
Beyond the Blame Game: Harvey’s Climate Coverage Shows Us How to Responsibly Respond to a Disaster

Beyond the Blame Game: Harvey’s Climate Coverage Shows Us How to Responsibly Respond to a Disaster

Climate scientists, science communicators and journalists have been doing a great job responding to Hurricane Harvey. This is the result
2 min read
Aug
25
Is it Okay to Politicize a Hurricane? My Exclusive Interview with Hurricane Harvey

Is it Okay to Politicize a Hurricane? My Exclusive Interview with Hurricane Harvey

A lot of people are wondering if it’s okay to “politicize” hurricanes. I was able to reach Hurricane Harvey via telephone to get his…
2 min read
Dec
02
How Can Journalists and Scientists Grapple with Lies and Personal Attacks?

How Can Journalists and Scientists Grapple with Lies and Personal Attacks?

Journalists are making sense of our fractured media environment and the growing prevalence of outright lies and propaganda in American
4 min read
Nov
11
Science and Politics Post-Election: Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons from Carl Sagan

Science and Politics Post-Election: Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons from Carl Sagan

I have been thinking these past few months of Dr. Carl Sagan. In his last interview, conducted with Charlie Rose
5 min read
Sep
13
Why XKCD’s Earth Temperature Timeline is Such a Good Online Graphic

Why XKCD’s Earth Temperature Timeline is Such a Good Online Graphic

Randall Munroe of XKCD has produced another creative visual representation of climate data. I made a quick video walkthrough of
1 min read
Feb
29

When it comes to news writing, do scientists “say” or “conclude”?

Adam Siegel, a security analyst, management consultant, and blogger, made an interesting point on Twitter in response to a Washington
1 min read