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Science and Distortion - Stephen Schneider

Posted on 1 January 2012 by Rob Honeycutt

This is a new video out produced by Stephen Thomson of Plomomedia that was first aired at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on December 6, 2011.  It was an introduction piece for an event honoring the late Stephen Schneider and awarding Dr Richard Alley with the first Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Communication.

Not only is this an excellently produced video but it is a wonderful and balanced encapsulation of the reality of the climate situation and public debate.  If you have friends who are just starting to become interested in the climate change issue, this would be an excellent place to point them for an introduction.

For further debunking of the myths that pop up in this video see:

CO2 is Plant Food

Renewable Energy kills jobs

CO2 is plant food? If only it were so simple.

Is the Science Settled?

It's not Bad.

For more information on Stephen Thomson and Plomomedia you can check out his website here.

Stephen also has a video from earlier this year which has received over 300,000 views where he puts a Bill McKibben OpEd piece to video with great success.

For more information on Climate One their site is here.

I think we can all agree that between Peter Sinclair, Peter Hadfield and Stephen Thomson we have a group of very talented video artists helping to effectively and compellingly communicate the science of climate change.  

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  1. "policymakers, and the general critical thinker who can recognize fallacy and fluff when they see it." If that's your target audience, I'm afraid you may find it to be stunningly scarce these days. Look at Watts rounding up enough of a crowd to declare his thing a science blog. Fallacy and fluff eh?
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  2. As the producer of this video the comments here are constructive and useful. Thank you all. I just stumbled on this string. @hank 3 and jyyh 7 The video was intended as a tribute to Steve and not as a climate science primer for general public on the fence. @JohnRussell 12 I see how this could be shortened and voice over and text sometimes fight each other. Audio of Richard Alley accepting the 2011 Stephen Schneider Award for Climate Science Communication and discussing climate communication is in iTunes here. It is podcast #21 "Richard Alley" He talks about listening to skeptics and deniers, and meeting them where they are (I don't claim this video does that). Thanks again for all your thoughtful comments. @ Citizenschallenge 48 the transcription is useful.
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