Climate change and its implications are increasingly showing up in the work of the nation’s polling and surveying organizations, with a new survey of city and county health officials showing growing concern … but not enough resources to do much about it.
As bookshelves increasingly sag with climate change books, it would be hard to find one more useful to journalists than Robert Henson’s The Rough Guide to Climate Change, recently issued in a second, revised edition. The book, first published in 2006, is an engaging and comprehensive primer that veteran environmental or science reporters and global […]
CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Media veterans experienced in covering war zones and science are finding the climate change beat as difficult and mentally taxing a reporting job as they have ever had. That was an overarching theme from a panel of journalists gathered at Harvard University April 30 to discuss “Covering a Changing Climate.”
President Bush, well into what is widely seen as his lame-duck period, last month proposed his administration’s first concrete plans to cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Policy makers and many in the news media appear to have largely written-off the proposal as too little, too late, in effect saying it would amount to further delay […]
A series of domestic and global developments are increasing the impact of climate change on the banking and financial industry and reporters covering those beats. The changes are under way notwithstanding growing pressures from the sagging economy and real estate foreclosures.
You might think it would be news when MIT scientist Kerry Emanuel, who has influentially linked global warming to stronger hurricanes, reconsiders his views in light of new evidence. Two respected climate journalists – Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle and Andrew C. Revkin of The New York Times – thought so. But few other […]
Not so long ago it would have been unheard of to read in a general newspaper that there is a movement afoot for individual property owners to generate their own electricity with individual wind turbines.
Here’s a fun (?) exercise for climate scientists. Put on a reporter’s shoes. The President gives a Rose Garden climate change change speech. You’re on deadline – let’s say one hour – and your editor is demanding a reaction story: Who thinks What about the proposal?
An impressive YouTube video has been making its rounds over the past week, appearing at first glance to show high-resolution satellite images of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Rather than images from space, however, the Vulcan Project is actually a revolutionary new model of CO2 emissions building on and extrapolating from existing models of more conventional […]
“A hopeful book in a discouraging time.” It’s how Antioch University Professor David Sobel characterizes “How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming,” co-authored by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch.
Last summer, when Oregon high school teacher Greg Craven wanted to tell young people about the Earth’s warming climate, he went to where many of them live – on the Internet. It wasn’t long before his Red Bull-fueled burst of creativity, “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See” became a YouTube hit. More than four […]
CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Mass media coverage of climate change has suffered from a hostility to science, a failure to vet biased sources, and an adherence to a warped sense of balance, two prominent academics said at a recent MIT event on climate change. The remarks, made at a conference titled “Disruptive Environments” and held on […]