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Have you used the Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT) yet?

By Joe Romm on December 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm

"Have you used the Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT) yet?"

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These folks have:

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The Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT) is a match-making service between top scientists and members of the media and office holders and their staffs from various levels of government.

I’m doing another post on them because repetition is the sincerest form of messaging — and because they have amped up their website (click here), which explains:

The group of climate scientists who are members of the Climate Science Rapid Response Team have been chosen to cover almost all the diverse areas of Climate Science. They have been selected for their expertise based upon their extensive original research as evidenced by their publications in professional peer-reviewed scientific journals. The group is committed to providing rapid, high-quality information to media and government officials.

There is a sharp divide between what scientists know about climate change and what the public knows. The scientists of the CSRRT understand that better communication can narrow this gap. The media is in the best position to deliver accurate science information to the general public and to our elected leaders but only if they are provided with that information. The CSRRT is committed to delivering that service. We are advocates for science education.

Media and government officials are encouraged to send requests using our enquiry form. For those who are not media or government contacts but have questions regarding climate, please visit Central Coast Climate Science Education or Skeptical Science. These sites can answer most questions. Only media and government officials should use this form.

The CSRRT is a volunteer enterprise and receives no funding.

For more info, here are the key links on their website:

Kudos to the CSRRT.  Who ya gonna call?

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11 Responses to Have you used the Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT) yet?

  1. George Ennis says:

    I passed the info on to a number of Canadian media i.e. CBC, CTV and Globe and Mail.

    I would encourage others to do the same. Do not assume reporters in your local media know about this service. In my e-mails I have simply cut and pasted the info on the web page showing what the group was about and then pasted the link. Yes I know that seems tedious and obvious but I have learned not to underestimate how lazy some journalists are.

  2. George Ennis says:

    One other thing I have not advocated a position in my e-mails. I just point out the availability of the service and that it is focussed on the science not policy positions. I also blanket the organization to contact as many people as possible to make sure they know about the service. Don’t assume just because you have told one person in the organization everyone gets the “memo”.

  3. Jeff Huggins says:

    Rapid responses — if only! (a gentle inside joke on a damp Monday AM)

    Be Well to All!

    Jeff

  4. caerbannog says:

    Why isn’t Fox News included in the “Successfully used by” list?

    (Ducks and runs…)

  5. Mike Roddy says:

    They’re good, and helped me in an article I just published. Answers were crisp, thorough, and timely.

  6. Colorado Bob says:

    PRECIPITATION SUMMARY – LA

    THE FOLLOWING ARE RAINFALL TOTALS IN INCHES
    FOR THIS RAIN EVENT FROM EARLY THURSDAY
    MORNING THROUGH 10 AM TODAY.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=lox&pil=RRM&sid=LOX&version=0

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
    …STORM TOTALS SINCE FRIDAY…

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=hnx&sid=HNX&pil=PNS

    NTRC1 NATURE POINT NR BASS LAKE 18.56

    Now things really start to go down hill.

    http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=hnx&product=NTP&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

    The storm was expected to intensify Tuesday night and Wednesday, with between five and 10 more inches.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h2Q_fxHsMDH1tfIbXKYGCcPJJoaQ?docId=607328877058467c8556

  7. Colorado Bob says:

    Just how warm is the this event in Calf. ?
    Dec. 19 saw one place in the US record a new over night low. Oddly Culver City, Calf.
    89 stations recorded new highs over night. 27 stations in Calf.

    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records.php?ts=daily&elem=himn&month=12&day=19&year=2010&sts=US&submitted=Get+Records#recs

    They were setting new highs at night in Dec. in rain.

    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/records.php?ts=daily&elem=himn&month=12&day=19&year=2010&sts=US&submitted=Get+Records#recs

  8. Lou says:

    Joe: PLEASE respond to the WSJ’s “The Wind Subsidy Bubble” Thank you and my 4 year old thanks you for all you do.

  9. Colorado Bob says:

    Mountain travelers should be prepared for passes being shut down by snow. Some areas above 9,000 feet could be pounded with 8 feet of snow by Thursday, the weather service warns.

    The weather service described the storm as one of “epic proportions.”

    Read more: “Epic” snowstorm forecast for Colorado mountains – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/newsheadlines/ci_16904442#ixzz18gmqIa9n

  10. The Florida Climate Science Action Team is currently working to establish a rapid response team modeled after (and encouraged by) this national program and its organizers. We are currently attempting to populate our list of experts with scientists who are working in or familiar with Florida. Our goal is to go public shortly after the new year.

  11. Lazarus says:

    Steve Goddard on his Ironically named ‘Real Science’ blog has tried to use them, but not being a bona fide media outlet he had his silly enquiries refereed to Skeptical Science – though he tried to make much capital out of them amongst his un-sceptical skeptic followers.