SMALL CLIMATE CHANGE UNCERTAINTIES DELAY ACTION?
Majority of climate change news stories focus on uncertainty, study finds; About eight in 10 stories contain some discussion of uncertainties and risk, according to Oxford analysis
Fiona Harvey, 18 September 2013 (UK Guardian)
“The uncertainties of climate change science have become a major focus of media coverage on the subject…[About eight in 10 stories] contain some discussion of uncertainties and risk, according to a report from Oxford University. Roughly eight in 10 also refer in some way to the disasters that are likely to result from unchecked global warming and greenhouse gas emission rises…The remaining uncertainties – such as the sensitivity of the climate to increases in carbon dioxide concentrations, and the roles played by major parts of the Earth's systems such as the absorption of carbon and heat by the oceans – will come under the spotlight next week, when leading climate scientists gather…[to finalize] the long-awaited fifth report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)…This will be the most comprehensive report on climate science ever published…” click here for more