The Weather Network

Meet the plug-in that’ll rate the accuracy of climate change reporting


"Vincent says he hopes Climate Feedback can bring scientists closer to readers and journalists. "They will get to hear scientists’ voice directly, get to know experts in climate science and get a sense of the thoughts of the community, rather than just a few scientists who are actively blogging," he says."


Climat : des scientifiques veulent corriger les articles de presse


"L'originalité du projet est qu'il serait possible à un groupe d'experts reconnus d'intervenir directement sur l'article en ligne sur internet, phrase par phrase, et d'ajouter en marge des commentaires ou des graphiques. "


This browser plug-in will offer a credibility meter for bad climate change reporting


"Vincent partnered with the web application that is creating a browser plug-in, so that Climate Feedback’s scientists and experts can annotate news stories, blogs and scientific articles with community-reviewed commentary, references, and insight. Each article is rated overall for its accuracy."


New app lets scientists fact-check the media on climate


"Scroll through the annotations, and you can read in detail why the six climate scientists who reviewed the article — all post-doc researchers in the field — gave its “overall scientific quality” a rating of 0.5 out of 4. The reviewers note where Koonin’s claims are misleading, incomplete or patently false and explain their reasoning for each point."

MIT News

Improving media coverage of climate science


"Climate Feedback, an application of the platform to climate science communication, will allow active climate scientists to evaluate the scientific accuracy of an article by adding comments on the right-hand side of the screen. Everyone — especially journalists, writers, and other scientists — can learn from this pool of knowledge to improve their reporting or find resources on a topic."

Oceans @ MIT

Climate Feedback: Improving Media Coverage of Climate Science


"Unfortunately, media coverage of climate science is often inaccurate. Stories may either under- or over-emphasize the risks of anthropogenic global warming. It’s easy to find reporting that cherry-picks data or represents widely discredited scientific concepts. Non-expert readers might not recognize skewed scientific information."