Author Archives: Bud Ward
The recent spate of severe weather events is drawing increased attention — in science and some journalism arenas — to possible links with long-term climate change. It’s an explosive issue and one that will demand close attention and monitoring as [...]
Is comedy on climate change an antidote to the obstacles impeding improved public understanding? For one thing, it can get people otherwise not inclined “into the room,” says stand-up comedian Yoram Bauman of Seattle, who points also to other advantages.
Geologist Richard Alley and writer/director Geoff Haines-Stiles offer insights into their collaboration for a PBS “Earth: The Operators’ Manual” documentary series.
All talk and not enough action on climate change? Maybe. On the other hand, having the bark come before the bite might be a hallmark of a healthy democratic debate on an important policy. Again … maybe.
Respected Penn State geologist Richard Alley becomes a PBS documentary host in the first of a three-part series airing in April with funding from the National Science Foundation. But can the “Operator’s Manual” companion book really “convince even the most [...]
An AAAS panel delves into the proper role of media in ‘convincing’ the public about climate change and explores differing views on what precisely makes news, helping illustrate scientists’ and media’s sometimes vast cultural differences.
The weather outside was — what else might one expect, it being Seattle in mid-January? — cloudy, overcast, with on and off showers. The climate inside, by contrast, was bustling, somewhat frenetic, with American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting attendants (a [...]