Author Archives: John E. Senior and John Wihbey

For Eco-Evangelicals, Questions About the Future

A progressive spirit burning for several years in American evangelical circles is prompting many in that religious community to take up activism on climate change. A sign of the trend was recently on public display in Pastor Rick Warren’s invocation [...]

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National Journal‘s Margaret Kriz
Profiles ‘Green Team Captain’ Browner

“Captain of the Green Team” is how long-time energy and environmental reporter Margaret Kriz of National Journal headlines her Q&A with Obama administration climate chief Carol Browner, who in eight years of the Clinton administration established herself as the longest-serving [...]

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Band-Aids for a Gaping Wound?
A Government Without Newspapers?

Journalism students spend little time in school before encountering the 1787 quotation from Thomas Jefferson to the effect that he “should not hesitate to prefer the latter” if confronted with the option of a government without newspapers, or newspapers without [...]

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Worldwatch’s 2009 ‘State of World’
Devoted Solely to Climate Change

The 2009 installment in the Washington-based Worldwatch Institute’s annual “State of the World” book series is entirely devoted to climate change, offering “a range of informed perspectives on pathways for adapting to a warming world while avoiding catastrophic consequences.”

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Bloggers Keeping Track of Fox News
Under Murdoch/News Corporation Ownership

The folks at the Ecorazzi website (“The latest in green gossip”) were amused to note that Fox News had launched a new internet showcase – “How Green?” – for its own reporting on the environment and environmental stories by other [...]

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Sun/Warming Story Ranks High
Among Tyler, Texas’ Daily’s Most-Read

For good or ill (or both), the migration of newspaper stories to the Internet has subjected them to what is essentially a TV-like ratings function of computer technology, yielding lists of most-emailed, most-blogged, and most-read stories. Lists that may, themselves, [...]

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Climate Change Models: Understanding The Basics

With an incoming U.S. President vowing to seriously address climate change, and his cabinet filling with outspoken advocates for such action, the United States, its economy, and its approach to the climate issue are poised to change in profound ways.

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