One could also comment that the citations added in the climate change section 
are to major scientific organisations in Australia and internationally.

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On 25/10/2013, at 9:07 AM, Kerry Raymond <kerry.raym...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The article has had a lot of edits in the past week and the climate change 
> section looks like it has been added after the Greg Hunt story. I note a few 
> familiar usernames in the edit history as well as IPs. some reverting has 
> occurred.
> 
> How to phrase it ... Hmm ... I think a key point is that WP is a living 
> encyclopedia and events (being both the current bush fires themselves and the 
> Greg Hunt statement) focus attention onto those parts of WP, which results in 
> them being updated and improved. In that regard some recent edits have added 
> information about the relationship between climate change and bush fires 
> including citations. WP's role is not to tell people whether or not to 
> believe in climate change but to present the best quality summary of factual 
> information (with citations for people who want to dig deeper) and let people 
> make up their own minds. Greg Hunt has made up his mind in one way, others 
> may come to different conclusions. We are delighted that Greg Hunt regards WP 
> as an authoritative source but we would urge all readers to read the cited 
> material if they need a detailed knowledge of a topic on which to make 
> important decisions.
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> On 25/10/2013, at 8:43 AM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Good morning :-)
>> 
>> I've just been called by the producer for ABC702 morning show (presenter is 
>> Linda Mottram) and asked to talk on radio sometime between 10 and 10:30 
>> about Wikipedia's errors, how we improve the contet etc, etc, - in the 
>> context of the recent bushfire / Greg Hunt story in the media. 
>> 
>> I can obviously talk about how we get better and that we don't pretend to be 
>> perfect and that we encourage people to check the footnote and make their 
>> own assessment... But can someone please advise on the best way to phrase 
>> how the specific article [[Bushfires in Australia]] appeared last week and 
>> what has changed? I see there is a "climate change" section - was that 
>> already there a few days ago? (I can check the history when I get to the 
>> office, on my mobile at the moment, wanted to write to you straight away).
>> 
>> Any advice, ideas? I recall there being a userspace proposal on the chapter 
>> wiki - can someone point me to that again and advise if you think it's 
>> appropriate for me to try to quote?
>> 
>> Sincerely, 
>> -Liam
>> 
>> 
>> 
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