Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: bud@yaleclimateconnections.org).
Leaving No Doubt on Tobacco, Acid Rain, Climate Change

Oreskes/Conway’s Merchants of Doubt Draws Extensive Climate Denier Connections

In their climate science history book Merchants of Doubt, authors Naomi Oreskes and Eric Conway leave little doubt about their disdain for what they regard as the misuse and abuse of science by a small cabal of scientists they see as [...]

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'Uncertain Science' ... Certainly Uncertain

Newsweek Overseas Edition Column: When Blogs Turn a Drizzle to a Deluge

A Newsweek column dismissing the established body of evidence on anthropogenic climate change for some time had scientists going critical on how best and whether to respond to the naive perspective. At the same time, the column by Newsweek European [...]

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Rocks & Rolls & Twists & Turns

The rocks and rolls of the climate change policy debate have taken mind-warping twists and turns in recent months. Stop there. Note that the reference is to climate change policy and not to science. The latter, notwithstanding doubters’ continuing insistence [...]

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Lynchburg, Va. TV Meteorologist Blasts State’s A.G. for Michael Mann ‘Witch Hunt’

A Lynchburg, Virginia, TV meteorologist for an ABC affiliate has taken the unusual task of publicly criticizing, on his blog, an elected state official, Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, for initiating a legal action against former University of Virginia climate [...]

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... and moves to Times' opinion side

New York Times Reporter Andy Revkin Charts New Future as ‘Communicator’

It took longer than he had thought it might, but by the end of March, former New York Times science reporter Andrew C. Revkin had secured his new position with the “opinion side” of the online Times while maintaining his new [...]

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But How, How Much, Where Still TBD

Andy Revkin, Cory Dean Seen Contributing In Some Ways to Ongoing Times Coverage

Less than a year after launching its newly reorganized reporting team designed to enhance the paper’s focus on environment and climate change, The New York Times finds itself without the two long-time science desk reporters – Andrew C. Revkin and [...]

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A Year/Decade of Great Change on Climate and on Journalism

It would be folly to attempt here to capture the meaning of this full decade just past in terms of what it’s meant for science and environmental journalism, any more than one might easily capture what it’s meant for climate [...]

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