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Needed: 'Common Climate Language'

Authors of Science Article Support Ways To Even Out Science/Public Understanding

Some influential backers of actions to control climate change say a “common climate language” is needed to improve public understanding of what they see as convincing evidence of the seriousness of the climate challenge.


Did G20 Leaders Hear, Listen to ‘Double Crisis’ Recommendations?

World leaders meeting in London for the April Group of 20 (G20) advanced and emerging nations meeting were given a 50-page “Toward a Global Green Recovery” report coauthored by the United Kingdom’s Lord Nicholas Stern and Ottmar Edenhofer of the [...]


House Climate Bill Kicks Off Tough Effort; Nothing Certain in ‘Fight of Our Lives’ Campaign

Nothing goes anywhere on Capitol Hill until and unless a bill is introduced. It may sound obvious, but it’s a truism in Washington, D.C. And it helps a lot – a whole lot – if those introducing the particular bill [...]


What to Call It? And How Much is too Much?

House Science Chair Questions Terminology and Key ‘Number’

Associated Press science reporter Seth Borenstein was out to get a number from the Obama administration’s top science advisor, John Holdren of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.


Four Experts Pass Judgment

Commenting on Journalist Eric Pooley’s Analysis of Press Coverage of Climate Policy

Journalist Eric Pooley’s January 2009 Shorenstein Center critique and analysis of press coverage of climate change policy issues has generated substantial attention and on-going “buzz” in climate journalism circles. After publishing freelance writer John Wihbey’s February 17 article and analysis [...]


Mainstream Reporting Raising Doubts

Gallup Poll Finds More Americans Say Media Overstate Warming Risks

A March 2009 Gallup Poll survey points to “the highest level of public skepticism about mainstream reporting on global warming seen in more than a decade” of Gallup polling on the issue.


NBC Washington, D.C. Meteorologist
Bob Ryan Posts Global Warming Site

Veteran and highly regarded Washington, D.C., meteorologist Bob Ryan has posted online an extensive six-part discussion of climate change and human contributions to those changes, issues he says he long had avoided because of “the many political, emotional, and even [...]


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