Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: bud@yaleclimateconnections.org).
Reporting on IPCC's New Climate Change Mitigation Analysis

Second-Day N.Y. Times Front-Pager Provides Essential Context

The New York Times’ second-day page-one report on ‘political realities’ in Washington provides essential context missing from media first-day IPCC report news coverage.

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A First-Person Perspective

Climate Change Confusion in a Rural Virginia Town

A discussion leader’s reference to a study said to challenge the climate change ‘consensus’ omits key points the audience should have been advised of .. such as whose views, exactly, were surveyed?

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At Issue: Role of Arctic Sea Ice Melt in Mid-Latitude Cold Extremes

A ‘real’ and legitimate settling of differences is under way in the science community far different from, and far more worthwhile than, the usual talk-show ‘battling pundits’ variety.

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Six Climate Freelancers Seeking Support Base of 800 Subscribers

The clock is running for six ‘seasoned’ freelancers looking to raise crowd-funding support of their climate and environmental journalism.

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On January’s Belated Gifts to Those Sowing Climate Doubts

Two spates of Arctic chills across a major part of the country, along with a stranded research vessel in Antarctica, provide ample rhetorical grist for those contesting climate science … the absence of scientific justification notwithstanding.

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NCAR Scientist Trenberth, U.K. Economist Stern Communications Prize Winners

Two similar but independent climate science communication awards honor work of NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth and U.K. economist Nicholas Stern.

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Urges Scientists to Speak Out More Loudly

Snowe to AGU about Congress: ‘That Was Then, and This is Now’

Former bipartisan Senator offers AGU scientists reasons for optimism on working with Congress … but also points to stiff obstacles needing to be overcome.

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