"Scientists Join Forces in a Hostile Climate"

"In the face of  probes by a state attorney general, hints of  hostile congressional hearings and assaults from  critics in the blogosphere, hundreds of members of the  American Geophysical Union are forming a rapid-response team aiming to challenge disinformation and misinformation deployed in the policy wars over global warming. The  news was first reported by Neela Banerjee of the Los Angeles Times (a  former colleague).

I sent a query about the plan to some of the scientists involved in the effort. The first response is from  Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of earth science and international affairs at Princeton University and former chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. Oppenheimer stressed that the “rapid response” effort will be focused on science, not on policy options...."

Andrew C. Revkin reports in Dot Earth November 7, 2010.

SEE ALSO:

"Climate Scientists Plan Campaign Against Global Warming Skeptics" (Los Angeles Times)

Somerville (Part 2): 6 Public Guidelines on Climate Science Disinformation (Climate Science Watch)

Somerville (Part 1): Better Climate Science Education May Take Years (Climate Science Watch)

"Heroes Wanted in Climate Science Story" (USA TODAY)

"Dueling Climate Narratives" (Collide-a-Scape)

"Historic Sea Voyages Buoy Climate Science" (ClimateWire)

"Twitter Bot Argues With Climate Change Deniers" (Raw Story)

Source: Dot Earth, 11/08/2010