Their minds full from an all-morning briefing on climate science from some of the nation’s leading experts, 18 top news executives from some of America’s leading news organizations reconvened after an outdoor lunch at Stanford University’s on-campus Dohrmann Grove, where they sat under the redwoods and an observant red-tailed hawk perched nearby.
A low-budget, low-tech YouTube video on climate change policy decisionmaking sets an exceptional example of effective communications on a complex subject.
Spiking the oceans with iron or other nutrients to stimulate algal growth and thereby combat global warming just might not be such a hot idea after all.
When he set about to reply to a reader’s seemingly clear-cut inquiry criticizing his October 3 climate change news story, Louisville, Ky., reporter James Bruggers had no idea his entire e-mail dialog would end up verbatim in an interest group’s newsletter.
Some in the news media may be overplaying the extent of the risk that Northern Europe might soon plunge into a new Ice Age. They risk going beyond where the best science can now take them. “Britain could be heading for a climate like Alaska,” the BBC reported back in 2003. It painted a stark […]
Journalists, scientists, and academics looking for a respected veteran reporter’s insights on coverage of controversial science issues can turn to, where else, the Web for the perspective of freelance science writer Cristine Russell.
I agree with the essence of Professor Phil Meyer’s essay on objectivity in the launch issue of the Yale Forum, except that I’ve always argued that objectivity ultimately is impossible. It goes out the window as soon as we choose which story to write and how we frame it (which used to be called “finding […]
Physical and atmospheric scientist Benjamin D. Santer, of Lawrence Livermore, says he is taking a new “proactive” approach in dealing with news media. Prior to having participated in several face-to-face workshops involving climate scientists and journalists over the past few years, Santer says his standard “mode of operation” had been to:
It was the quarter-degree F recalculation shot heard around the world. And it was enough to tumble 1998 from its status as the U.S.’s hottest year and elevate in its place …
The climate change blog world has been abuzz about a pending study said by some to challenge a widely-cited 2004 analysis suggesting a strong scientific “consensus” on anthropogenic climate change. But whether and where the much-ballyhooed analysis sees the light of day in a peer-reviewed form appears very much in doubt.
Eighteen top news executives, representing some of the nation’s leading metropolitan daily newspapers and other news organizations, met all day September 5, 2007 at Stanford University with nine leading climate scientists and researchers. Their goal: to better understand the physical science underlying many scientists’ growing concerns … and to explore the energy and economic implications […]
Go back to May 1997, about seven months before the Kyoto Protocols were negotiated. The Cooler Heads Coalition established its web site, www.globalwarming.org. It was a savvy move for a group that’s skeptical about the risks of rising temperatures. Even it recognized how universal the term “global warming” was becoming.