Posts Under ‘climate bloggers’ Category

The Role of Scientist Bloggers

Given the politicization of climate science in the public sphere, I’m not sure it makes sense to mention climate blogs in the same breath as archaeology blogs. Still, there are familiar challenges (and rewards) to blogging for both climate scientists and archaeologists. So I advise any climate scientists lurking at my blog to read a…Continue Reading…

House of Games

If David Mamet were to pay attention to the climate blogosphere, he might conclude that certain parts of it were stagecraft. And he might write a devilish story along the lines of this masterpiece. Just to be clear: I’m referring not to climate science, but the machinations of assorted players (major and minor) across the spectrum.

The Cabbie & Climate Change

Grist’s ace climate writer does some reporting in New York City…well, actually, he pulls a Thomas Friedman and talks to a taxi driver, who then becomes the symbolic Everyman in ace climate writer’s post. (For those not familiar with this device, Thomas Friedman, when parachuting into European capitals or Middle Eastern cities, is fond of…Continue Reading…

Climate Follies

Climate blogger Eli Rabett, presumably in response to this recent post of mine, let off some steam at his site. He begins: Kloor, Randy Olson and to an extent Andy Revkin, but a whole lot of other people appear to think that scientists are lousy communicators, and indeed, a whole lot of scientists agree and…Continue Reading…

The Daily Climate Bummer

Has Glenn Beck peaked? In his NYT column today, David Carr thinks so and here’s why: The problem with “Glenn Beck” is that it has turned into a serial doomsday machine that’s a bummer to watch. There’s a lesson there for some climate bloggers.

Bad Bots

I always find it odd when bloggers complain about getting too many comments from readers who disagree with them. Most writers looking to tell a story or communicate a message want to reach as large an audience as possible. So I don’t get Chris Mooney here: Hmm, have we got any denier bots here? I’m…Continue Reading…

Bowing Out?

I see that Michael Tobis held another unusual climate therapy session with the inscrutable Chauncey Gardiner of the climate blogosphere. Michael also posted a few farewell music videos. Given that his blog often had a despairing theme, I thought he forgot to include this one.