I have an article in The Conversation on the misrepresentation of the science on sea level in news stories in The Australian:
In August The Australian had a story by Ean Higgins on Tim Flannery’s waterfront home.
Higgins’ message was the fact that Flannery had a house near the water showed he was insincere in his warnings about sea level rise. The article also suggested Flannery had frightened the elderly into selling their seaside homes to him.
But the Hawkesbury River where Flannery’s home stands has steeply rising banks. Waterfront homes there are several metres above sea level and are not endangered by a one metre sea level rise.
Flannery made this point to Higgins but declined to say exactly how far above sea level his house was because he was concerned about revealing information about the location. A not unreasonable concern, given the death threats climate scientists have received in Australia.
So The Australian printed a map showing the exact location of Flannery’s house.
This was too much, even for The Australian – the on-line version of the article has been removed, and The Australian published an apology to Flannery.