More evidence of how little journalists really understand climate and atmospheric science. Carbon Brief looked at some of the reaction in the media to a paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, concerning the natural emissions of a compound called “isoprene”. Isoprene is not the latest fashion fabric but a naturally occurring gas that aids the production of aerosols in the atmosphere.
The reporting of this study in the Daily Express and others is comprehensively debunked by Prof Piers Forster who amongst other things is Professor of Physical Climate Change, University of Leeds. He is quoted as saying “To say that it is potentially important for climate change is so far from the mark as to be quite crazy.” Perhaps it is time that some of our so called free press were taken to task for wilfully misleading the public.