When the Storm Online Is Worse Than the One Outside

February 01, 2024

Last week, as Californians braced for heavy weather, forecasters found themselves engulfed in a sudden online storm. “They say climate scientists are in the pocket of ‘Big Green.’ I don’t know who that would be. Is Al Gore paying people?”Other critics, he said, accuse climate scientists of underselling the situation and being beholden to oil interests. His online “office hours,” during which he explains current extreme weather to journalists, colleagues and members of the public, are mostly unpaid. “I’m just a well-meaning chick on Twitter.”The post When the Storm Online Is Worse Than the One Outside appeared first on New York Times.