Columbia Journalism Review

At Climate Feedback, scientists encourage better science reporting. But who is listening?

2018-02-01

"The site can be a valuable resource for journalists, says Robinson Meyer, who covers climate change for The Atlantic. Climate Feedback has reviewed three of Meyer’s stories. All received a good score. “Getting their validation is really useful,” he says. “For longer stories, often you end up parachuting into these sub-disciplines without really understanding them.” [...] And then he can show the assessment to his boss to say, “Look, I got it right,” he says. Meyer also likes reading analyses of his colleagues’ work to see if the expert reviewers confirm his own assessment of the article."

Grist

Bad news travels fast

2018-01-17

" Lots of popular climate change articles aren’t totally credible, scientists say. Some of these articles are sensationalized very nearly to the point of inaccuracy. Others are cases of “elaborate misinformation.” A review from Climate Feedback, a group of scientists who survey climate change news to determine whether it’s scientifically sound, looked at the 25 most-shared stories last year that focused on the science of climate change or global warming."

Klimafakten

Alarmismus – Freund oder Feind der Klimakommunikation?

2018-01-15

"Beim Reden über den Klimawandel sind Untergangsszenarien sehr beliebt. Dies fördere Resignation statt Engagement, kritisieren viele Forscher."

WikiTribune

How to spot fact from online fiction

2017-12-01

"Find your fact checker by subject: Climate Change: Climate Feedback"

The Guardian

New study uncovers the ‘keystone domino’ strategy of climate denial

2017-11-29

"Climate Feedback (which enlists climate scientists to review news articles related to climate change) is a highly respected and influential resource."

Nieman Reports

Covering Climate Change, with Urgency and Creativity

2017-08-28

"That has made it more crucial than ever that journalists are able to separate fact from opinion, says Emmanuel Vincent, a project scientist at the University of California, Merced, who launched the website Climate Feedback three years ago as a forum for scientists to weigh in on the accuracy of media coverage. “Rick Perry said that climate change is due to the oceans, and a journalist may just let it go and say that’s his opinion, but it contradicts reality,” he says. “It should be the job of the journalist to say that.”"

Current Affairs

Teaching Climate Change – The best way to teach someone about science is by encouraging them to doubt it…

2017-08-07

"Recently, a conservative think tank called the Heartland Institute sent an elaborate booklet called “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to schoolteachers all over the country. Some have worried that, since it is a piece of “unscientific propaganda” containing false claims about climate science, it will “mislead tens of thousands of students.” But the scientists at Climate Feedback, a nonpartisan institution that evaluates claims about climate science in the media, had a different perspective. While giving the Heartland Institute’s report an “F” for accuracy, and thoroughly debunking its various claims, they didn’t simply tell teachers to throw the document away and forget it showed up. Instead, they said, “this book provides an opportunity for science teachers to teach their students about fallacious reasoning, as well as common misconceptions about climate science and the deceptive talking points that today floods their social media feeds.”"

Independent

Climate change doomsday warning of ‘rolling death smog’ and ‘perpetual war’ criticised by scientists

2017-07-13

On the Climate Feedback website, 14 scientists rated its “scientific credibility” as low with some variously suggesting the article was “alarmist”, “unclear” or “misleading”.

Sierra Club National Magazine

Fear Factor: A Defense of NEW YORK’s Climate Doom Cover Story

2017-07-14

Let’s get some unpleasantries out of the way: Wallace-Wells’s story isn’t without its faults. In a lengthy discussion at Climate Feedback, a group of 17 scientists have identified what they say are inaccuracies in the piece. [...] And yet, as one scientist involved in the Climate Feedback dialogue, UCLA post-doc Daniel Swain, points out, “It is quantitatively true—and often underappreciated—that the likelihood of a ‘worse than expected’ climate future is actually higher than a ‘better than expected’ one.”

The Huffington Post

New York Times Readers Are Canceling Subscriptions Over Climate-Denying Writer

2017-04-29

“I will support your newspaper no more,” Rahmstorf wrote to the Times in his letter, which he shared on Twitter Thursday. “Instead, I will give the money to ClimateFeedback.org, a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. It is much better invested there.”