Following on the book excerpt the other day in Salon, I’m pretty tickled to have one today in the venerable Scientific American. Do You Accept the Science of Climate Change? is how they’ve titled my excerpt on the disinformation campaign fueled, as it were, by certain special interests, how the media has played it, and how the scientific community has fought back. By the way, if for some reason you haven’t sampled the excellent coverage on Energy and Sustainability that Scientific American has on offer, please do yourself a favor and subscribe to their feed. Better yet, subscribe to the magazine itself. A good bit of the reason for SciAm’s superb coverage is attributable to their world-class writer and editor David Biello.
Frontline has produced pretty consistently terrific programs over the years. I use both Hot Politics and Heat in my classes on climate change and on energy and the environment. Another blockbuster program, Climate of Doubt, hit the airwaves this past week on PBS. It looks very closely at the industry that has grown up around climate change denialism. It pinpoints the fact that many millions of dollars have been spent by the likes of ExxonMobil and the Koch Brothers to fund this industry. It documents the havoc that this disinformation campaign has caused. Continue reading