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: john@yaleclimateconnections.org, Twitter: @wihbey)

Climate Scientist Strikes Back: Libel, Canada, and the Meaning of Weaver vs. National Post

Canada’s Scales of Justice … Avoid ‘falsehoods’? Or ‘chilling’? Andrew Weaver, a prominent Canadian climatologist and IPCC contributor, raised eyebrows across the climate media world recently when he filed a libel suit against a right-leaning newspaper for its tough criticisms. In late [...]

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Time Reporter and Two Leading Scientists: Perspectives on Early Media Coverage of ‘Climategate’

The reverberations of the hacked e-mails fiasco – conveniently or otherwise characterized as “climategate” – continue to be felt deeply within the journalism and scientific communities. In many ways, the episode that originated six months ago remains a pivotal moment [...]

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China’s Climate ‘Free Media’ In the International Spotlight

Along with the U.S. … China makes up the climate change ‘G2′ It’s a virtual truism that two countries matter above all others when it comes to avoiding the most severe impacts of anthropogenic climate change: the U.S. and China. [...]

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The Guardian’s ’10:10′ Campaign … and the Business of Advocacy and Reporting

Surf your way to the U.K.-based Guardian‘s “10:10″ virtual newsroom and you’ll find a broad menu of climate change-related stories. Reports scolding greenwashers; profiles of energy-saving pioneers; an update on butterfly migration and changing seasonal weather. In short, items that [...]

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The Meaning of the G-8′s ’2 Degrees’ Goal; Adequate? Realistic? Too Vague? A Distraction Maybe?

The G-8, eight Northern Hemisphere industrialized countries, last month produced its first firm target for curbing rising global temperatures: no more than 2 degrees Celsius, 3.6 Fahrenheit, above pre-industrial levels. World headlines trumpeted the target. Long the maximum ceiling acceptable [...]

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Polls and Surveys Grab Media Headlines; But Beware Polling Pitfalls on Climate Change

Public opinion polls and surveys are attention getters, headline grabbers. Reporters and editors love them. Sometimes they should learn to hate them … or at least to approach each new one with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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Learning from the Difficult Lessons of Real-World Regional Cap-and-Trade

It’s known as “Reggie” for short. And though it may be small, it’s said to be paving the way for something huge: a federal cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the country’s first public [...]

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