Author Archives: Leslie P. King, MD, MPH

'What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.'

The Ongoing 30-Year Lyme Disease War: Case Study of a Failure to Communicate

Lyme disease, dubbed one of the “deadly dozen” by a recent Wildlife Conservation Society report, could skyrocket as global shifts in temperature and precipitation transform ecosystems. From a public policy standpoint, the situation is compounded by the communications issues complicating [...]


Obama Video Talk to Governors Prompts ‘Surprise’ Tone in Much News Coverage

Surprise – that President-Elect Barack Obama is confronting climate change in the midst of deepening global economic woes – and, again, surprise – that he took on climate change directly and firmly weeks before he officially takes office January 20. [...]


MIT Researcher Sterman on Behavioral Change

Time’s Walsh Reports on ‘Accumulations’ And Public Misunderstanding of Climate

Those interested in climate change and behavioral change – or lack of behavioral change – will be interested in Time reporter Bryan Walsh’s recent blog posting entitled “What the Public Doesn’t Get About Climate Change.”


Foundation-Funded Health News Service, Free Blogs for Reporters Pink-Slipped

“It’s a long way from $700 billion ….” With that glib lead paragraph, the presumably still-employed Jenna Wortham reported in the November 24 New York Times that TypePad publisher Six Apart has started “its own economic bailout plan” for recently [...]


Due Thanks to National Enquirer

Inquiring Minds Want to Know; Meteorologists’ Minds, That Is

The National Environmental Education Foundation has posted online a series of 15 questions and answers designed to address what the group thinks are top questions on the minds of broadcast meteorologists when it comes to the issue of climate change.


NBC Universal Picks ‘Green Week’
To Give Pink Slips at Weather Channel

Timing is everything. So NBC Universal must not have been too surprised when it found its decision to dismiss a few score staff – including on-camera meteorologists and apparently its entire environmental unit – raised a few eyebrows.


NSF-Funded Metcalf Institute Book Reports on Journalists / Scientists Dialogues

A newly released “essential resource” for journalists, scientists, and educators working with climate change science issues describes journalists/scientists dialogues that took place in a series of nationwide workshops with support from the National Science Foundation.*


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