Jake Tapper


Science 1, Gobbledygook 0: Debunking Trump’s Climate Claims

, senior climate scientist

I had the opportunity on The Lead with Jake Tapper (CNN) to react to recent climate statements by President Trump in an interview with Piers Morgan. Here is a quick review of the evidence refuting two common misrepresentations Trump made about the science. Read more >

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CNN Just Went a Full Year without Debating the Reality of Climate Change

, former science communication officer

It’s been exactly a year since CNN hosted a misleading debate about established climate science. I hope it was the last one for the network and that CNN and other news outlets can move on to debates about how society is responding to climate risks. Read more >

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We Need Sharper Questions for a Broken Climate Debate

, former science communication officer

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) recently claimed that human-caused climate change “is not well-established.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he wanted to “let scientists debate…” why the climate is changing.

By contrast, Mitt Romney reportedly said “that while he hopes the skeptics about global climate change are right, he believes it’s real and a major problem,” according to the Des Moines Register. Read more >

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Asks the Right Question on Climate Change in Florida Governor’s Debate

, , former science communication officer

Too often, journalists ask politicians questions about climate change that only reinforce polarized and misleading messages about climate science. That didn’t happen last night. Read more >

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