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They Can Be Heroes

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorNov 23, 2010 3:06 PM

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I was struck by this news article in the Guardian yesterday, which gushes over the new Climate Science Rapid Response Team (my emphasis):

the three scientists behind the project "“ John Abraham, Scott Mandia, and Ray Weymann "“ have come off almost as climate science super heroes, which in a sense they are.

Wow, move over Batman and Robin. Seriously, I know the UK newspapers aren't so hung up on the whole faux objectivity thing, but isn't that a bit too smoochy? This is not to cast any aspersions on climate scientists volunteering their time to help communicate the complexity of their field. But it's not like they're running into burning buildings or ridding the world of Lex Luther. People might want to hold off on the hero worship--at least until these caped climate crusaders have their own comic book.

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