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‘Sense of Crisis’ in U.S. Science Journalism … But Cris Russell Sees Some Hope Overseas

American news audiences may be off-shoring their science journalism. That’s the sense one gets from a column – “Science Journalism Goes Global” published in Science magazine by Harvard Belfer Center’s Cristine Russell, herself a long-time science journalist (free online registration [...]


A Few Words on a Single Word … When Future of World May Depend on It

For those who see climate change impacts imperiling all of us humans and our soul habitat, and catching-up fast in the rear-view mirror, you could say the prospects for human survival rest on a single word. Stop there. Let’s stand [...]


‘Game Changer’ U.S. Impacts Report Issued: Risks Here and Now, but ‘Still Time to Act’

The Obama Administration June 16 continued setting the table for congressional consideration of climate change legislation and for international follow-up with release of what NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco called a “game changer” report on domestic impacts.


‘Six Segments’ of American Public Analyzed On Diverse Climate Change Views, Info Sources

A recent study by researchers at Yale University and George Mason University identifies six separate segments of the American adult public in terms of their positions on climate change issues and how they arrive at those positions.


Twitter Makes it to the Media Big-Time; Included in New AP Stylebook Edition

It’s official. As if it’s having been unofficial up until now has slowed or in any way impeded Twitter’s explosive growth in journalism circles. The trendy, concise, and utterly-fab-dahling social media site, known best for its 140-character limitations in individual [...]


‘Biggest Health Risk,’ Forced Migration, Risks to Eastern North America Coasts Studied

Recent studies are shining light on public health, forced migration, and sea level risks facing northeastern U.S. and Canadian shorelines. Some observers are saying the would-be news-consuming public may have over-dosed on climate news for the time being. If so, [...]


Absolute Certainty ... Elusive

That Storm, That Cold Day, That Drought … How Scientists Try to Evaluate Links to Warming

These days it seems as if a single hot or cold day is all it takes to inspire a reporter or politician to blame the mercury’s position on global warming, or, alternatively, claim it as proof that global warming doesn’t [...]


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