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Here we go again – more misinformation on climate from Graham Lloyd and The Australian

July 31, 2014

From The Carbon Brief:

Scientists lambast The Australian for misleading article on deep ocean cooling

28 Jul 2014, 13:50| Roz Pidcock

Lloyd cooling

 

An article in Friday’s The Australian suggested brand new research by two eminent oceanographers casts doubt on scientific understanding of global warming. But the authors of the research have taken the newspaper to task for its coverage of their work.

The research by Carl Wunsch from Harvard University and Patrick Heimbach from MIT found temperatures seem to be falling in parts of the very deep ocean, known as ‘the abyss’.

In a piece headline headlined “Puzzle of deep ocean cooling”, journalist Graham Lloyd of the Australian interpreted the new research for readers:

“The deep oceans have been cooling for the past two decades and [so] it is not possible to say whether changes in ocean heat adequately explain the “pause” in global warming”.

But the authors think Lloyd’s article is misleading. In an letter to the editor in today’s edition of the Australian, they say:

“The article by Graham Lloyd will likely leave a mis-impression with many of your readers concerning the substance of our paper.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Further reading

Why would anyone ever trust The Australian on climate change (or any Murdoch media for that matter)?

Having it both ways: News Corp’s climate paradox by David Holmes at The Conversation

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