New York Times: don't publish climate science misinformation

The New York Times Editorial Board and Publishers

Leading climate scientists have released an open letter expressing deep concern about inaccurate and misleading statements about the science of climate change that appeared in Climate of Complete Certainty by Bret Stephens (April 28, 2017). While “alternative facts”, misconceptions, and misrepresentations of climate science are unfortunately widespread in public discussion, we are dismayed that this practice appeared on the editorial page of The New York Times.

There are opinions and there are facts. Stephens is entitled to share his opinions, but not “alternative facts.” In a post-truth era, our media institutions have a role and responsibility to publish the truth.

To: The New York Times Editorial Board and Publishers
From: [Your Name]

I join climate scientists in calling on the Times to publish a correction to the factual errors that appeared in Bret Stephen’s opinion piece "Climate of Complete Certainty", and to avoid such errors in the future by fact checking columns and editorials as carefully as you do news stories.