I came to AGU a day early for this?
Matt Nesbitt, Max Boykoff and the euphoniously named Gwendolyn Blue formed a panel on public communication of science. I enjoyed it on the whole; Ms. Blue’s presentation in particular was delightful, but the more I think about the whole thing the more convinced I am that it missed the mark altogether. [more]
My good friend Rob Jacob has an interesting anti-framing rant up on Climate Spin.
I try to defend the framing position in the comments…
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
So there are two managers who are ballonists for a hobby, and they get blown off track and a bit lost. So one of them yells at someone he sees down on the ground:
“Heyyy! Yes youuu! Wherre arre weeee?”
to which the reply comes back
“You’re in a balloooooon!”
The ballonist shrugs and says ruefully to his companion “That must be an engineer. [more]