CBS News Explains Climate Tipping Points

April 26, 2021

Jeff Berardelli and some good graphics help a wide audience understand climate tipping points.

10 Responses to “CBS News Explains Climate Tipping Points”

  1. Keith McClary Says:

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  2. redskylite Says:

    Some pf the well known tipping points well explained in the short time of the interview. Someone should explain to the CBS “This Morning” interviewer that polar bears do not reside in the Antarctic. Penguins more suitable for his introduction to the area.

    “The rise of the pizzlies coincides with polar bears’ decline.”

    • J4Zonian Says:

      I’m much more worried about the pranzzlies–grizzly/panda crosses. They climb into bamboo to feed, and since the hybrid bear is so big it breaks the bamboo. As the pranzzlies multiply they could devastate large bamboo forests in Australia and the western US, where bamboo has become an invasive, fire-prone—although now su pine—species, and second amendment rights prevent us from stopping the pranzzly’s normal habit where it eats shoots and leaves. We need Biden to appoint an omission.

  3. Glen Koehler Says:

    I’m glad CBS and Jeff Bernadelli in particular are choosing to talk about reality. But I gotta snipe that the co-host mentioning polar bears in discussion of the Antarctic is another indication of scientific illiteracy among media news readers. They get paid enough money that we should expect them to do enough background study to avoid such glaring mistatements. It is important that the media get their facts straight, climate change is complicated enough without confusing matters farther. More importantly, it is important for the public to have some confidence that with regard to technical topics, the people on screen talking about it are accurate.

    Jeff Bernadelli usually does a good job, though I think in this case he oversimplifed to the point of almost becoming misleading about the difference between ice shelves and glaciers, and implied at one point that as soon as an ice shelf breaks up the glaicer behind it would quickly drop into the sea. But he also said it would not happen overnight later in his description. So that really is nitpicking. But I wish he had used the announcer’s gaffe about polar bears in the Antarctic as a teachable moment to kindly correct him.

    Thanks for all the great work Peter. I hope you get a Pulitzer. Crocks is one the best sites to keep up with climate issues.

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