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Skeptics and Smog -- The basic principles of human-caused climate change have been known for more than a century and are based on physics 101, chemistry 101 and economics 101. Yet the public debate about the consequences of burning fossil fuels is muddied by manufactured confusion about the science. The balance bias - giving a tiny faction of skeptics as much weight in news articles as the 97 percent of scientists publishing peer-reviewed articles - has skewed mainstream media coverage of the scientific underpinnings of climate disruption. It is no wonder average citizens have difficulty seeing through the smoke of industry obfuscation and exaggeration spewed by some environmentalists. The Six America's research from Yale offers insight into what American's really think about climate disruption. Public opinion, however, tends to fluctuate in part due to media coverage and extreme weather events. How well has the mainstream news media covered the carbon story? Have some reporters crossed the line from journalism into advocacy? The program hosts a conversation with three communicators deeply involved in the public debate about carbon pollution, including: Bud Ward, editor of The Yale Forum on Climate Change and The Media; John Cook, founder of Skeptical Science and co-author of "Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand;" and Jim Hoggan, co-founder of DeSmog Blog and chair of The David Suzuki Foundation.