Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: bud@yaleclimateconnections.org).
Based on Interviewing 65 'Leaders'

Oregon Nonprofit Leader, Climate Columnist Details Interviews, Go-Forward Suggestions

Spend the equivalent of nearly two days on the phone interviewing a range of selected national, regional, and local “leaders” on climate change, and you’ll likely come up with some interesting insights. That’s what Eugene, Oregon-based nonprofit leader and frequent [...]

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Bags under the Eyes Named Schmidt … and Gavin

Skeptical Science Founder John Cook; Climate Science from ‘Basic … to Advanced’

Skeptical Science’s John Cook of Queensland. Australian and native Queenslander John Cook has a day job. And it’s not in the climate science field. You’d never know it based on what the 38-year-old Cook has accomplished while moonlighting. In fact, [...]

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Baron’s ‘Escape from the Ivory Tower’: Sound Communications Counsel for Scientists

Science communications expert and advocate Nancy Baron knows of what she speaks. A science writer, zoologist, and communications trainer for COMPASS and the Leopold Leadership Program, Baron has had years of first-hand training experience with the science community, helping them [...]

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Heretic, Dupe, Peacemaker Labels Provoke Rants over Judith Curry Profile

Georgia Tech’s Judith Curry … heretic, dupe, peacemaker? All? None? When it comes to coverage of climate change, everyone’s a media critic. Reporters covering environment know full-well that few other subjects generate as much fan mail — make that, hate [...]

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SEJ’s ‘Changing West’ Annual Conference: Climate and Much More for 700-Plus Attendees

MISSOULA, MT.   A veritable feast of substantive field trips, plenary sessions, and concurrent sessions — coupled with some somewhat less substantive but enjoyable evening receptions, focused small-group lunch tables and dinner events, and a ski-lodge based closing dinner/reception — [...]

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AAAS Weblog Panel of Four Weighs ‘Overcoming Skepticism after “Climategate”‘

So a climate research scientist, an environmental advocate/climate scientist, an author/writer, and a communications academic gather around a table to discuss “Climate Change & the Public: Overcoming Skepticism after ‘Climategate’”? You haven’t heard this one? Read on. The research scientist, [...]

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Mourning the Huge Loss of a ‘Giant’: Stanford Climatologist Stephen H. Schneider

View larger image Schneider and wife Terry Root at 2008 Rothbury Festival Global Warming ‘Think Tank.’ The planet feels hotter now, and certainly more at risk. The world is smaller for the death of Stanford University climatologist Stephen H. Schneider. [...]

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