The nation’s newspaper editorial pages used Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s mid-May climate change speech in Oregon to vent, pro and con, on the Arizona Senator’s policy prescription. A sampling of the commentaries, drawn from the climate change reporting database maintained by Environmental Health Sciences.
Cap-and-trade policies entered the environmental reporting lexicon in the early 1990s, when the United States established them as a strategy for reducing acid rain emissions. Now cap-and-trade is part of the national dialogue again, this time as a proposed strategy to slow climate change. For reporters experienced or not, writing about such an abstract policy […]
A comparison of front-page news coverage in The Wall Street Journal, since Rupert Murdoch bought Dow Jones, and The New York Times provides some early hints of how the Journal may be changing after its initial three months under Murdoch.
Look beyond Time magazine’s environment special to its May 12, 2008, listing of its “most influential people in the world.” Who do you think made that list from the climate science community?
A Sierra Club-sponsored survey of 1,000 Hispanic voters reports “overwhelming” concern about energy, global warming, and environmental issues.
A veteran climate science communications consultant has some practical advice for climate scientists wanting to better communicate “what they know, how they know it, and how sure they are of it.”
Don’t look now, but that famous American characteristic of a short attention span may be at work again. The “so what?” or yawn response may be starting to set in. A newly released Gallup poll shows that three out of five Americans think global warming is under way … but the slightly more than one-third […]
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.