Author Archives: John Wihbey
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]