Sunday Puzzle: Tease out the MisSpeaks in this CBS Climate Spot
February 19, 2017
Language is very important in communicating something as complex as climate change – and science reporting most often suffers because it over-simplifies, or misses important nuances in making the case. This CBS report is case in point.
Overall, it’s affirming of science, but several glaring errors and misspeaks mar this message.
Surprising in that physicist Michio Kaku is the one mis-speaking. I am sure he would correct if he reviewed.
So, rather than me writing this all out, I’m asking the Climate Crocks very-well-prepared readers to write it for me.
Get out your pens and count the errors!
Economize language, eschew jargon – you are all budding climate communicators – get me some succinct, just-the-fact bullets.
Pretend I’m Donald Trump getting an intel briefing – except in my case, OK to name sources.