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Three Veteran Business/Environment Reporters’ Perspectives: Covering Climate Change from the Business Beat

Business editors and reporters over the past few years have found themselves covering climate change implications as policy makers and the public move beyond the science of whether and why the Earth is warming to the policy issues: what the impacts will be, how they might be mitigated, and costs and benefits. Climate change scientists […]

Posted inClimate Science, Feature Article

A LEADING SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE: The Scientist/Journalist Experience On Remote Mountain Research Expeditions

How does journalism mix with science on an expedition to remote mountain glaciers? In the end the answer really depends on the character and expectations of the individuals involved. So far our experiences with journalists have been very positive and productive, and I believe the same can be said for their experiences with us.

Posted inFeature Article, Policy & Politics

Rhetoric as an Effective Political Tool: Journalists Need to Beware, Focus on Real Issues (Pt.2 of 2)

Pete Du Pont, chairman of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (see Note), rails in The Wall Street Journal against “the global-warming establishment” and “the Gore globalists.” Fred Singer in a column originally published in the Washington Times writes that “global warming has become an article of faith for many, with its own theology […]

Posted inCommunicating Climate

NPR’s Year-Long Climate Connection Series: Focus on Climate Change as it Affects Peoples’ Lives

Four years ago, staff editors and producers at National Public Radio began plans for an expansive series of reports showing how climate change has worked its way into every aspect of life around the globe, from the poorest coastal citizen to the largest industrial leader. Then Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and dominated environmental […]

Posted inEnergy, Feature Article, Jobs & Economy

Top News Executives Turn to ‘Solutions’: Energy, Costs, Feasibility, and More (Pt.2 of 2)

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.