The Knight Science Journalism Tracker‘s Charlie Petit, himself a former full-time newspaper science reporter of some substantial standing, got a kick out of a recent wire service story on climate change and public health.
Readers of the Eugene Register-Guard are getting a regular dose of climate change insights by way of a frequent column written by the director of the University of Oregon’s Climate Leadership Initiative.
Ohio State University glaciologist Lonnie Thompson and climatologist Ellen Mosley-Thompson in May traveled to Jerusalem to receive the $1million Dan David Prize.
All three staff meteorologists at KLTV, the ABC affiliate broadcasting to the Tyler-Longview-Jacksonville area of Northeast Texas, joined forces last November to deliver an on-air rebuttal of the idea that humans are changing the earth’s climate.
WSJ Columnist’s View: ‘Mass Neurosis …. Sick-Souled Religion’ Wall Street Journal ‘Global View’ columnist and WSJ editorial board member Bret Stephens, consistent with generally approved practices for columnists and opinion writers, was taking no prisoners.
The Houston Chronicle‘s science reporter, Eric Berger, has been working to expand communications between scientists and readers in his blog’s discussion forum.
A full-length Oregon Public Broadcasting TV documentary, available online, provides an in-depth look at broadcast meteorologists and weathercasters as “skeptics” on the fact and/or causes of climate change over the past several decades.
A new Brookings Institution report, ranking the U.S.’ 100 largest metropolitan areas in terms of their “carbon footprint,” may offer a peg for reporters and editors wanting to localize the climate change impacts story.
May Day brought a climate blindside of sorts this year, and it didn’t come in the form of a freak snowstorm in the tropics. On that day, a peer-reviewed study in the esteemed journal Nature predicted a temporary cooling of global temperatures for the next decade or so.
ABC News is planning a two-hour special this coming September depicting how top scientists, economists, and historians see the world in the year 2100. “Experts say that unless we act now, the ‘perfect storm’ of population growth, resource depletion, and climate change could destabilize the world with catastrophic results,” says ABC News’ Earth 2100 website […]
Two new higher-education initiatives in the Pacific Northwest promise expanded opportunities for those interested in communications and natural resources and environmental issues. The University of Washington, Seattle, says it is planning to launch “the largest environmental college in the world” in the fall of 2009. Plans call for its new College of the Environment to […]
An economic analysis prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and released to influence congressional consideration of greenhouse “cap-and-trade” legislation estimates that “if present trends continue,” total costs of damages from climate change in the U.S. could total as much as 3.6 percent of gross domestic product.