HOW NOT TO REPORT ON GLOBAL WARMING

September 20, 2012: "Herald shows what to avoid in climate debate - Columnist sets bad example in attack on Climate Science Coalition", by Tom Harris, published by Climate Conversation Group, New Zealand.

"The September 12th column by Brian Rudman of the New Zealand Herald, “One small word, one giant setback for denial”, exemplifies how much of the climate debate has descended into a sort of murky underworld where logical fallacies, personal attacks and made up “facts” all too often replace rational discourse. While Herald editors are to be congratulated for allowing the publication of my letter to the editor correcting some of Rudman’s more obvious mistakes, his piece is worth analyzing as a sample of what other journalists must avoid if a civilized discussion about this vitally important topic is to be possible."

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