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A Smear Campaign Against Jane Mayer After Koch Exposé?

The media blog Gawker thinks it has uncovered a campaign to discredit the New Yorker writer after her August 2010 story on billionaires Charles and David H. Koch, who have secretly funded attacks on government regulations and bankrolled efforts to discredit settled climate science.

"Climate Change and 'Balanced' Coverage"

News accounts often present a false balance between the central estimate of 5 or 6 degrees Fahrenheit global warming (for doubled carbon dioxide) and much lower estimates put forth by fossil-industry-funded "skeptics" at the fringes of legitimate science. In fact, the skeptics' take should be balanced by the real worst-case estimate from mainstream science: 18 or 20 degrees of warming.

Source: Green (NYT), 12/23/2010
March 15, 2015

DEADLINE: AGU Perlman and Sullivan Awards

Sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, these awards recognize excellence in feature and news reporting that enhances public awareness and understanding of the sciences encompassed by AGU: the study of the Earth, Sun, solar system, and their environments and components. $5,000 prizes. Deadline: Mar 15th.

White House Issues Science Integrity and Openness Policy

"The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday issued long-awaited guidelines to prevent political interference in science and promote transparency at federal agencies, a move that drew cautious praise from activists in the scientific community who had been dismayed by an 18-month delay at the science office."

Source: LA Times, 12/20/2010
February 12, 2015 to February 16, 2015

AAAS Annual Meeting

Science Communicators – Sign up now for the 2015 AAAS Annual Meeting, with the theme “Innovations, Information and Imaging,” in San Jose, CA. You may be eligible for complimentary registration.

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