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 > > > > -- > wittylama.com > Peace, love & metadata > > > > -- > wittylama.com > Peace, love & metadata > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l
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