Author Archives: John Wihbey

About John Wihbey

A regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections, John Wihbey is an editor and researcher at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. (E-mail:, Twitter: @wihbey)
Markey's U.S. Senate Victory

Climate Change is Context, but Not Decisive in Special Senate Election

Climate change lessons to be drawn from Markey’s victory are vague and unclear, as climate/elections focus now shifts to Virginia gubernatorial campaign involving Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.


Budget ‘Sequestration’ and Climate Change: The Looming Reality of Less Science

Don’t look now, but the much ballyhooed budget ‘sequestration’ shenanigans under way in the Nation’s Capital are beginning to have some pretty sobering effects on the nation’s climate change science efforts. Round and round, but where it goes … nobody [...]


'Something's Happening Here'

Millennials, Change, and Outlook for Climate Activism and Coverage

Youthful protesters are putting a face on climate change, helping to personalize an issue often seen as abstract. And some mainstream news outlets appear to be taking notice.


Washington and Climate Change in 2013

Looking for Real Action? Focus on Agencies and Courts … not the Hill

Regulatory actions and judicial judgments, rather than legislation from a divided Congress, seen as key for climate change in 2013 in Nation’s Capital. 


Did Media Flub It or Ace It in News of Landmark Ice Sheet Study?

A review of 20 major news organization’s coverage of a recent study in Science on melting of ice sheets shows some high-quality reporting … but with lots of the coverage falling short on providing deeper context.


The Rise of Mobile News and Implications for Climate Change Coverage

The mobile news delivery devices increasingly likely to shape public understanding of our changing climate offer both rewards and risks, and that applies not only to those consuming news but also to those producing it in the first place.


New Ceres Report Rounds Up Key Data on Climate-Insurance Nexus

Ceres report highlights challenges home and casualty insurers face from damages posed by extreme weather events.


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