Mann Wins Ruling for Researcher Privacy; Media Groups Disappointed

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Climate scientist Michael Mann and his former employer, the University of Virginia, win a ruling from the state’s Supreme Court supporting them while dissatisfying media interests who had filed a friend-of-the-court brief.

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Reporting on IPCC's New Climate Change Mitigation Analysis

Second-Day N.Y. Times Front-Pager Provides Essential Context

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The New York Times’ second-day page-one report on ‘political realities’ in Washington provides essential context missing from media first-day IPCC report news coverage.

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The Journal that Gave In to Climate Deniers’ Intimidation

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A journal’s retraction of a researcher’s work in light of a ‘small number’ of complaints from those often described as climate ‘skeptics’ raises concerns about a chilling effect on scientific research. (Reposted with permission of The Conversation.)

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Just Thinking … Climate Concerns in a Time of Growing ‘Climate Fatigue’?

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Worry about science-based concerns over potential risks in a warmer climate is running into worry also about what it will take for scientists’ messages to get through to the public and policymakers … and the ‘climate fatigue’ concern. 

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Risk, Uncertainty, Climate Change, and ‘March Madness’

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Americans’ fascination with college basketball’s ‘March Madness’ may shed light on the analytical skills they can apply to addressing challenges posed by a warming climate.

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MIT Scientist: An Obligation to Take on ‘Tail Risk’ vs. Alarmism

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Respected MIT scientist Kerry Emanuel takes on the sometimes dicey issue of ‘tail risk’ and explains why he thinks it important for the science community to discuss it … notwithstanding inevitable risks of doing so. (Reposted with permission.)

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On New IPCC Report, WSJ Views Differ Greatly from Those of Other Dailies

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WSJ somewhat commends latest IPCC report on climate change impacts, but reads the report far differently from four other major daily newspapers finding the report far more concerning than comforting.

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