Monday, May 06, 2013

Hype from Pullitzer Prize Winners

I know Inside Climate News won a Pullitzer Prize, and good for them, but is this the kind of hype it takes to come out on top?

I'm sure that not a single scientist was actually "anxious" about CO2 levels crossing above 400 ppm.

(And by the way, that should be "ppmv" and not "ppm.")

Of anyone, scientists know that atmospheric CO2 content is a smoothly varying function, and so crossing a value based only on how many toes we have is utterly meaningless.

It's a number for activists only, not for scientists.


Jack Savage said...

Sometimes you utterly redeem yourself with comments like this one. It cheers me up to see it.

Anonymous said...

Yes hype and fear are rewarded and often hypocrisy too. Al Gore gets $1,000,000.00 per day for being on Apple's BOD. How's that for irony being that Apple is one of the planets larger polluters.