Guardian article about climate change and Australia’s deeply compromised journalists… “… the editor-in-chief of the Australian, Chris Mi

Guardian article about climate change and Australia’s deeply compromised journalists…

“Australia’s climate scientists expose shock-jock distortion tactics”

“… the editor-in-chief of the Australian, Chris Mitchell, received the “JN Pierce award for media excellence for leading the newspaper’s coverage of climate change policy” in 2009. This annual award is presented by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. …”

The comments are worth a look too but, personally, I’m not holding my breath for academics to become stronger communicators than shock-jocks. There’s a devil’s bargain to be struck – if you fight sensationalism with sensationalism, scientific credibility goes out the window pretty quickly.

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