Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail: bud@yaleclimateconnections.org).

Unscientific America: Mooney, Kirshenbaum Book Offers Valuable Science/Policy Insights

View larger image Coauthors Mooney and Kirshenbaum at a Washington, D.C., bookstore event. Scientific issues continue to play a larger and larger role in many important public policy issues. No news flash there. Neither is it news that public understanding [...]

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In Discussing (OUCH!) Climate Change, Global Warming

A Word is a Word is a Word? Not When it Comes to … Pick the ‘Right’ Word

Praise, scorn, and even some good-natured (?) ridicule are greeting a consulting firm’s advice to “climate solutions advocates” on how to better package their climate change messages.

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Pro, Con, Oh-Well Views Voiced

Waxman-Markey House Bill Demands Cautious Media Analysis

In a 24/7 “breaking news” world, here’s a show stopper for those carrying the burden of informing their audiences about the climate change “fixes” now under consideration on Capitol Hill. Go. But go slowly, prudently, carefully. But don’t dawdle. By [...]

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Reporter Revkin’s ‘Worst Misstep’: Aftermath of a Climate Reporting Gaffe*

(*Editor’s Note: This piece was lightly edited on May 7 to reflect a correction in a quotation to the original Revkin article pointed out by a reader.)  Veteran New York Times science writer Andy Revkin calls it “my worst misstep [...]

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Climate Science for Meteorologists

15 Midwest TV Meteorologists, Weathercasters Weigh Climate Science at Chicago’s Field Museum

CHICAGO, IL. – Fifteen TV meteorologists and weathercasters from across five midwestern states gathered at The Field Museum April 18 for a full-day workshop on climate change science.

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Essay: Calling All Gamers – The ‘Perfect’ Policy/Communications Challenge?

Somebody oughta invent the perfect storm of a public policy dilemma, confounding it with a really dastardly public education/communications challenge. No, really. They should.

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Welcome to Journalism's Brave New World

Two Weeks of Intense Climate Dialogue Over Columnist George Will’s Flawed Column

With luck and the passage of time, the annals of climate change will neither note nor long remember (thank you, Abe Lincoln) the communications imbroglio that for some, and too many, characterized the last two weeks of February 2009. There [...]

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