We take a good look at the way the pause has been communicated and discussed by scientists and the media, offer some personal perspectives on engaging online, and issue a call-to-arms to encourage others to use the pause to discuss some interesting bits of climate science.
We do a bit of analysis too. A personal surprise (though it really shouldn’t be) was the extent to which a particular news outlet could drive global search. Can you guess where the big spike comes from?
We also managed to get our twitter handles included in the author affiliations – a first for Nature Publishing Group as far as we’re aware.
There is to be a joint (with Nature Geoscience) “focus” issue on the pause on Monday 3rd March, with other commentary and science. I’ll update this post (or perhaps write another) as the discussion develops online.
The joint Nature Climate Change/Nature Geoscience focus issue is here, and there is a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the different kinds of Nature content here. On 20th March, there will be a google hangout on the whole thing here (Ed is involved).