2011-08-23 08:24:08Union of Concerned Scientists tout SkS in News Release -- Let's do a cross-post!
John Hartz
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Climate Science References for the Campaign Trail

WASHINGTON - August 22 - Given that a number of presidential hopefuls have been voicing their opinions recently on climate science, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) thought it would be helpful to provide a short list of authoritative scientific assessments on climate science, a relevant statement from 18 scientific societies on the threat of a warming world and a resource for debunking contrarian arguments. UCS experts are available for additional information or comment upon request.

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Debunking Flawed Claims Regarding Climate Science

Skeptical Science is the leading website for debunking spurious claims regarding climate science. The site tackles everything from flawed research papers to conspiracy theories about scientists and is updated with the latest contrarian claims and primary sources that debunk them.

To access the entire news release, click here.

 

2011-08-23 08:33:16
dana1981
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I think John has a contact at UCS.  Maybe he could ask for permission to re-post the news release, and let them know that we've added the Republican candidates to our skeptics page.

2011-08-23 08:44:47Dana
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I do not believe one needs permission to re-post a news release.

Having said that, John Cook should definitely thank UCS for the reference and sound them out about other items of mututal interest.

In my opinion, a SkS-UCS partnership makes eminent sense.

2011-08-23 09:23:33We can repost it but makes sense waiting for Dana's post tomorrow
John Cook

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So I'd suggest either Dana mention it in his blog post about Republican hopefuls perhaps with an excerpt (and mention of the SkS mention) or we do a blog post specially about it that also mentions Dana's blog post.

Have talked to Aaron Huertas at UCS in the past but nothing has even panned out yet.

2011-08-23 09:50:08
dana1981
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It might make sense to mention and link to it at the end of my post tomorrow.  I'll have a look at revising the post tonight.

2011-08-23 09:59:25John Cook
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Regardless of anything else, you should send a thank you note to UCS.

2011-08-23 17:35:41
Paul D

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That's true, a press release is a freebie. They want people to use it. Although generally journalists write their own take on the subject rather than copying it word for word.

2011-08-23 17:38:31
Glenn Tamblyn

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Some nce kudos there. SkS is the only on-line resource they mention!