Cameron Stewart writing in today’s The Australian makes reference to the influence of internet bloggers in succeeding in highlighting that measuring climate change is an evolving science. But, goes on to suggest that “their success has been at the margins only” because we have apparently failed to “prove that these discrepancies negate the broader core arguments about the trends of global warming.”
The article is entitled ‘Key degrees of difference’ and it begins:
“Has global warming stopped? The question alone is enough to provoke scorn from the mainstream scientific community and from the Government, which says the earth has never been hotter. But tell that to a new army of sceptics who have mushroomed on internet blog sites and elsewhere in recent months to challenge some of the most basic assumptions and claims of climate change science…
This is at least the second time in the last two weeks that internet bloggers have been identified by the mainstream Australian media as relevant to the debate on climate change. The earlier story was on ABC Lateline, you can watch the video clip: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2008/07/29/2318074.htm . I comment on the Lateline report in an associated blog post here: http://www.jennifermarohasy.com/blog/archives/003290.html.