Lightning in a Bottle: Communicating the Science Through Social Media

June 10, 2013

“Lightning in a Bottle” is the title of the session I’ll be presenting in this afternoon at the American Geophysical Union’s Chapman Conference on Communicating the Science of Climate Change.

The session will be webcast starting around 2:15 MDT today, and I’ll be sharing the podium with, among others, Dr. Richard Alley, and Geoff Haines-Stiles, producer of both “Earth: An Operator’s Manual”, and the original Carl Sagan “Cosmos” series.

I’ll be showing snips of a few videos, because my segment will be mercifully short – but for those who may visit this page out of curiosity, here are some samples of representative videos, or videos that I mention in my presentation.

Above, “Greenland, the Vikings, and what the Ice Cores Tell us.”

Watts Up with Watts – “The video deniers don’t want you to see”

Flogging the Scientists – the Wake of “Climate Gate”

The Myth of the Mini Ice Age

2012 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum with Dr. Jennifer Francis and others.

“Welcome to the Rest of Our Lives”

Permafrost: The Tipping Time Bomb

Climate Denial Crock of the Week Playlist here.

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7 Responses to “Lightning in a Bottle: Communicating the Science Through Social Media”

  1. rayduray Says:

    Outstanding collection. You’ll be the toast of the town!

    Great work, Peter!


  2. Peter, Steve Mosher posted your recent Yale Climate Forum video on Willard Watt’s climate deniers blog, and believe it or not, Watt’s allowed it to stay posted.
    I am willing to bet that if someone else posted that video, they and the video would have been purged. All Watts did was make a feeble ad hominem attack on Jeff Masters
    I have tried to post twice at WUWT and my comments were deleted because I had the temerity to mention you and Pete Hadfield in the comments.

    • andrewfez Says:

      Long, long ago I tested Watt’s quality control by posting some poorly thought out hypotheses (by design) under an alternate pen name on WUWT. I passed the filter just fine, and my junk ideas were posted for all the world to see.

      It seems to me he’ll allow most things through, even though they are brazenly ridiculous, as long as they don’t obtrusively support CO2 driven warming to the ‘excess’ (i.e. >1C warming). It’s freedom of speech unless you fall into a certain line of thought.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      well, I’ll give him benefit of doubt and say he’s a good sport, since I made fun of him in Colorado yesterday. maybe this will start a trend.

  3. junkdrawer88 Says:

    Peter’s latest video is featured in Jeff Master’s blog:

    http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2432


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