A prestigious advisory group to the President outlines six ‘key components’ to a second-term climate agenda … without running into inevitable gamut of congressional opposition.
An ‘imperfect’ but well-regarded analysis of New York Times environment and climate coverage points to a decline in number of stories published in recent years. A database of environment-related stories aggregated by Environmental Health Sciences, of Charlottesville, Va., shows a general downward trend in New York Times coverage in recent years.
Don’t look for retiring NASA/Goddard climate scientist to disappear into a well deserved retirement. In the most important ways … Jim Hansen isn’t going anywhere.
Extreme weather, President Obama, Solyndra, and fears of economic harm are among common targets for prominent conservative voices opining on climate change.
This month’s Yale Forum video captures the first-hand views of climate change impacts through the eyes of sportsmen, anglers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts.
Report details another year of declining hard-news audience numbers and shrinking newsroom staffs — with P.R. supplanting real news in more and more cases. ‘And that’s the way it is,’ the late Walter Cronkite might lament in regarding today’s news media.
UCLA geography professor Jared Diamond’s latest book, The World Until Yesterday, provides food for thought on climate change, though the main focus is his comparison of more than three dozen so-called traditional societies to those in the developed world. Diamond uses the term traditional societies as a catch phrase for ones that exist in contemporary […]
This blog post recounts a TV meteorologist’s recent experiences visiting a NASA science visualization project and working with other meteorologists and George Mason University researchers (re-posted with permission).
Youthful protesters are putting a face on climate change, helping to personalize an issue often seen as abstract. And some mainstream news outlets appear to be taking notice. College students across the country have long been staging protests around environmental and global warming issues. Some actions have been spotlighted in various media reports, but most […]
Climate ‘skeptics’ down-play the sensitivity of Earth’s climate to increased CO2 emissions and concentrations, and so might some policy makers. In the end, it’s the emissions and concentrations that most matter rather than uncertainties about climate sensitivity. Climate sensitivity is suddenly a hot topic.
The daily generally considered to be the best in the U.S. for the second time in two months sends a troubling signal as it again eliminates a platform for specialized climate and environment coverage. Editors’ promise to ‘forge ahead with our aggressive reporting” for many rings hollow. Another one bites the dust.
Veteran climate and environmental news reporter advances to ‘online strike force’ and White House beat. It’s generally considered one of the premium news beats in journalism, the pinnacle of a reporter’s career — covering the White House for The Washington Post, and advancing to that assignment can only be good for one’s resume.