Author Archives: Bruce Lieberman
A new funding partnership between NSF and an NBC affiliate promises more informed coverage of climate science. But questions arise about implications for journalistic independence and integrity.
The Congress that this year received advice from the National Academy of Sciences on climate change is a very different one from the Congress that three years ago authorized nearly $6 million for the study. Whether anyone on Capitol Hill [...]
House hearings on EPA rulemaking offers opportunities — and challenges and frustrations — of re-teaching and re-learning fundamentals of climate science … and of the proverbial ‘consensus.’
LOS ANGELES, CA — “After a winter like this, how can you believe in global warming?” … “Climate change? Earth’s climate has always changed. Temperatures go up, temperatures go down.” … “Doesn’t the sun have something to do with it [...]
Last fall, respected climate scientist Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University published a paper in a special edition of the academic journal, The Behavior Analyst. The edition was devoted to the subject of climate change, and Thompson’s paper, “Climate Change: [...]
California Dailies’ Pre- and Post-Election Reporting: Most, not All, Opposed Prop. 23 Climate Initiative
A funny thing happened to Prop. 23, the California ballot measure designed to suspend the state’s landmark law to lower carbon emissions, on its way to election day. It was basically mugged — stopped dead in its tracks by opponents [...]
At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, far from the alert attention of mainstream news organizations, retired General Anthony Zinni warned that the global loss of forests, freshwater, fish and arable land is driving political instability and threatening global security.