As I wrote
in response to the NY Times
' review of Storm World
, the success of The Republican War on Science
provides a powerful frame of reference for Chris Mooney's latest book. In some cases, reviewers can't read Storm World
without evaluating it via the lens of Mooney's previous work. Given such a strong association, reviewers are assigned what is really a well-researched and lively popular science narrative, but expect the Republican War on Hurricanes
At Nature Reports Climate Change
, in a review
that opens by discussing the Nisbet & Mooney article at Science
, Alexandra Witze notes with irony that perceptions of Storm World
are inevitably framed by the success of RWOS.
She's right. It's a difficult frame to break, but as hurricane season appears to be picking up, I expect new associations and perceptions to emerge.