Inside Story

Pope 1, Lomborg 0


"Providing positive endorsement of high-profile media coverage opens up new opportunities for climate scientists to engage on their own terms with readers."


National Public Radio segment on Climate Feedback


“In the arena of climate change coverage, there is often a gap between science-based facts and what is actually reported.”

Columbia Journalism Review

How scientists are annotating climate reporting


“with the democratization of the Web, and the downfall of the paid fact-checker, scientists may be able to step in and provide a much-needed check on unfairly warped truths—if they stick to what they know.”


Policing the Online Climate Conversation


“If a newspaper claims that something is based on science,” Vincent said, “we want to examine whether they are making their case on solid scientific ground.”

Skeptical Software Tools

Crowdsourced climate feedback via the newly launched


"So what is web annotation? It’s very simple – it’s a way of attaching comments, criticism and so on directly to original content on the web. Unlike conventional comment threads, which are often a distant scroll away from the text to which they refer, annotations appear right next to the original. And since annotations reside in, they are not subject to the censorious whims of the owner of the original content."

The Weather Network

Meet the plug-in that’ll rate the accuracy of climate change reporting


"Vincent says he hopes Climate Feedback can bring scientists closer to readers and journalists. "They will get to hear scientists’ voice directly, get to know experts in climate science and get a sense of the thoughts of the community, rather than just a few scientists who are actively blogging," he says."


Climat : des scientifiques veulent corriger les articles de presse


"L'originalité du projet est qu'il serait possible à un groupe d'experts reconnus d'intervenir directement sur l'article en ligne sur internet, phrase par phrase, et d'ajouter en marge des commentaires ou des graphiques. "


This browser plug-in will offer a credibility meter for bad climate change reporting


"Vincent partnered with the web application that is creating a browser plug-in, so that Climate Feedback’s scientists and experts can annotate news stories, blogs and scientific articles with community-reviewed commentary, references, and insight. Each article is rated overall for its accuracy."


New app lets scientists fact-check the media on climate


"Scroll through the annotations, and you can read in detail why the six climate scientists who reviewed the article — all post-doc researchers in the field — gave its “overall scientific quality” a rating of 0.5 out of 4. The reviewers note where Koonin’s claims are misleading, incomplete or patently false and explain their reasoning for each point."

MIT News

Improving media coverage of climate science


"Climate Feedback, an application of the platform to climate science communication, will allow active climate scientists to evaluate the scientific accuracy of an article by adding comments on the right-hand side of the screen. Everyone — especially journalists, writers, and other scientists — can learn from this pool of knowledge to improve their reporting or find resources on a topic."