Climate Media vs. Climate Science

The good news is that scientists themselves have started to correct the record.

The claim—touted by Biden, the New York Times and others—that climate change will kill us all appears nowhere in climate science. Happily, scientists are starting to correct the record,

A coal-fired power plant in Glenrock, Wyo., July 27, 2018.

He means the end of humanity, a claim nowhere found in climate science.

This is odd because the real news today is elsewhere. Its movement may be ocean-liner-like, the news may be five years old before the New York Times notices it, but the climate community has been backing away from a worst-case scenario peddled to the public for years as “business as usual.”

A drumroll moment was Zeke Hausfather and Glen Peter’s 2020 article in the journal Nature partly headlined: “Stop using the worst-case scenario for climate warming as the most likely outcome.”