Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon | Environment | The Guardian

Using the Climate Feedback tool, scientists have started to diligently add detailed annotations to online content and have those notes appear alongside the story as it originally appeared. If you’re the writer, then it’s a bit like getting your homework handed back to you with the margins littered with corrections and red pen. Or smiley faces and gold stars if you’ve been good. The scientists also give each story a grade for its “scientific credibility”. Articles appearing on CNN, The Telegraph (UK), The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have already been through the Climate Feedback ringer (they even had a crack at the Pope’s recent encyclical on climate change). Some stories have come out with solid endorsements. Others, not so much. The scientists looked at a recent story in the UK’s Daily Telegraph under the headline “Earth heading for ‘mini ice-age’ within fifteen years”. Six climate scientists have analyzed the article and they estimate its overall scientific credibility to be ‘low’ to ‘very low’. via Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon | Environment | The Guardian.