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Henson’s Rough Guide to Climate Change: A Must for Reporters’ Sagging Bookshelves

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 […]

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MIT’s Emanuel Rethinking Warming/Hurricanes; Most Media Too Busy Covering … Whatever

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 […]

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Academics at MIT Session Fault Media on Balance, Flawed Vetting of Sources, Hostility to Science

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 […]