The ‘mini ice age’ hoopla is a giant failure of science communication

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

This month there’s been a hoopla about a mini ice age, and unfortunately it tells us more about failures of science communication than the climate. Such failures can maintain the illusion of doubt and uncertainty, even when there’s a scientific consensus that the world is warming.

Period24 Jul 2015 → 16 Nov 2018

Media coverage

1

Media coverage

  • TitleNasa scientist says sunspot slowdown will cause temperatures in the upper atmosphere to plunge
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMetro (UK)
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/11/18
    DescriptionQuotes from 2015 Conversation article
    Producer/AuthorJasper Hamill
    URLhttps://metro.co.uk/2018/11/16/nasa-slowdown-8146529/
    PersonsMichael Brown

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleCould we face a mini ice age in the next 30 years? Scientists make extraordinary prediction based on the sun's natural cycles... and it would even reverse global warming!
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDaily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/01/18
    DescriptionQuotes from 2015 Conversation article.
    Producer/AuthorJohn Naish
    URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5227073/Could-face-mini-ice-age-30-years.html
    PersonsMichael Brown
  • TitleThe ‘mini ice age’ hoopla is a giant failure of science communication
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeRoughly 1000 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date24/07/15
    DescriptionThis month there’s been a hoopla about a mini ice age, and unfortunately it tells us more about failures of science communication than the climate. Such failures can maintain the illusion of doubt and uncertainty, even when there’s a scientific consensus that the world is warming.
    Producer/AuthorMichael Brown
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/the-mini-ice-age-hoopla-is-a-giant-failure-of-science-communication-45037
    PersonsMichael Brown

Keywords

  • Climate
  • science communication
  • ice age