Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Coverage of IPCC SPM: The Good

Articles that summarize the results correctly and generally do a good job of conveying what the report says.

CNN.com (Peggy Mihelich and David E. Williams) - Notable for using the phrase "destabilize the climate" outside of a direct quote.

NYTimes (essay by William Stevens) - Good essay about how much more accepted the reality of climate change is now compared to 2000. His anecdote about how every cold spell generates cracks such as "So much for global warming" are familiar to anyone working in the field.

Washington Post (Juliet Eilperin) - Another summary with good quotes from many of the U.S. authors. Unfortunately, it couldn't resist throwing in some false "balance" from an Exxon-Mobil funded think tank spokesmen urging "caution". Thats worked so well so far.

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