One of the arguments put up by science deniers is that "no-one cares". For example on WUWT today (archived here) M Courtney says:
September 27, 2013 at 5:19 am
Pointman’s comment was interesting. I looked at the BBC News website for their post Most Popular news stories at 13:13 today. The end of the world was only number 6.
1: Kanye West angry at Radio 1 parody
2: Goodbye, US passport
3: Two plead not guilty to Rigby murder
4: The man who may have saved the world
5: Cameron says no to Salmond TV debate
6: Global warming now ‘unequivocal’
7: Spain to consider time zone change
8: Quiz of the week’s news
9: Is Breaking Bad’s Walter White one of TV’s truly evil characters?
10: New Syria chemical attacks probed
No-one cares anymore…
Here is the "popularity" or prominence now on various news sites:
BBC most shared items:
The actual news item is Ranked No. 1 in the Most Viewed, while Delingpole's denial is the Most Commented.
The IPCC reports are the top four most popular items in the Melbourne Age.
Wall Street Journal
The IPCC report ranks as the fourth most popular item in the WSJ.
The New York Times
Justin Gillis' article is on page 1 today, but doesn't make the grade (yet) in terms of popularity.
an article playing down and misrepresenting the IPCC report.