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Andy Revkin thinks so. In a recent Dot Earth post, he writes that the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should either stop straying from a “just the facts” communications strategy or step down. The offense, in Revkin’s mind, is Pachauri’s participation in a not-all-that-funny attempt at a joke begun by Richard Branson…

Among the very best of the science-oriented blogs I try to read regularly is Tom Levenson’s Inverse Square Blog. Tom, who teaches science journalism at MIT, isn’t a climatologist, but whenever he writes about climate science or politics, it’s usually worth a look. Apparently, the folks at Scientific American agree, and they recently invited Tom…

You will laugh. Guaranteed.

Take that, climate-deniers!

Climatologist Michael Mann is fed up. Actually, he’s been fed up a long time, given that he’s been the subject of mean-spirited investigations and slander for years now. We probably need more of this kind of rebuttal: These are just lies, regurgitation of dishonest smears that have been manufactured by fossil fuel industry-funded climate change…

Stephen Schneider’s legacy

I am taking a break from blogging. My reasons are personal. I do not know how long the break will last. In the meantime, I reproduce a note from the editorial board of Climatic Change. It takes the form of a letter to the late, great Stephen Schneider. I hope they provide some inspiration for…

Lomborg v Lomborg

Much is being and will be written about Bjorn Lomborg’s volte face on climate change. After a decade of denial — not of the reality of anthropogenic warming, but of the threat it poses to civiliation — the Skeptical Environmentalist now says: “If we care about the environment and about leaving this planet and its…

Stephen Schneider 1945-2010

Andy Revkin is reporting that Stephen Schneider, one of the most important scientific voices on the climate change front, has died.

There’s a letter in today’s Science from 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences that deserves to be read:

April seems to have been “Beat up on Christopher Monckton” month among climate science bloggers. Why all the attention? Part of the reason is even reputable media outlets the likes of The New York Times continue to treat him as the equal of someone with genuine professional expertise in matter climatological. Also relevant is his…