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When science is testing new ideas, the result is often a two-papers-forward-one-paper-back intellectual tussle among competing research teams.

When the work touches on issues that worry the public, affect the economy or polarize politics, the news media and advocates of all stripes dive in. Under nonstop scrutiny, conflicting findings can make news coverage veer from one extreme to another, resulting in a kind of journalistic whiplash for the public.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/science/earth/29clim.html?ref=science
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Re: Climate Experts Tussle Over Details. Public Gets Whiplash.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 07:49 »
This is the first year ever that I had to put the heating on in June.  I rest my case! 

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Re: Climate Experts Tussle Over Details. Public Gets Whiplash.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 10:10 »
This is the first year ever that I had to put the heating on in June.  I rest my case! 

I had to last year - well, I would have, but it was the time I was having the trouble with British Gas, so I had no heating for the coldest two June weeks in history!
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Re: Climate Experts Tussle Over Details. Public Gets Whiplash.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 12:57 »
Yet further proof of global warming!  ;D

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Re: Climate Experts Tussle Over Details. Public Gets Whiplash.
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 14:14 »
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When science is testing new ideas, the result is often a two-papers-forward-one-paper-back intellectual tussle among competing research teams.
When the work touches on issues that worry the public, affect the economy or polarize politics, the news media and advocates of all stripes dive in. Under nonstop scrutiny, conflicting findings can make news coverage veer from one extreme to another, resulting in a kind of journalistic whiplash for the public.

That really sums up what has been going on. I admit I'm a fence sitter on this one, but I'm leaning the way of climate change due to over population and deforestation, among other things.
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Re: Climate Experts Tussle Over Details. Public Gets Whiplash.
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008, 14:45 »
This is the first year ever that I had to put the heating on in June.  I rest my case! 


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Re: Climate Experts Tussle Over Details. Public Gets Whiplash.
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008, 14:48 »
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