Category Archives: Commentary

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A Denver TV Meteorologist … In His Own Words

Veteran Denver broadcast meteorologist Mike Nelson outlines his views on human-caused climate change and does so ‘at some peril’ given the pushback he frequently encounters. Reposted with light edits and with permission of the author.


Goodbye Jim Hansen, Civil Servant. Hello Jim Hansen, Citizen Scientist

Don’t look for retiring NASA/Goddard climate scientist to disappear into a well deserved retirement. In the most important ways … Jim Hansen isn’t going anywhere.


2013 ‘State of’ Report Describes Continuing Woes of Journalism

Report details another year of declining hard-news audience numbers and shrinking newsroom staffs — with P.R. supplanting real news in more and more cases. ‘And that’s the way it is,’ the late Walter Cronkite might lament in regarding today’s news [...]


Jared Diamond, Yesterday’s World, Today’s Perceptions, Tomorrow’s Climate

A read through Jared Diamond’s latest book — combined with other ideas his work helps to spark — can help journalists, scientists, and others better inform the public about climate and related risk issues.


New York Times Cuts Back Again: Farewell to ‘Green’ Blog

The daily generally considered to be the best in the U.S. for the second time in two months sends a troubling signal as it again eliminates a platform for specialized climate and environment coverage. Editors’ promise to ‘forge ahead with [...]


Opinion Round-Up: The President’s ‘SOTU’ Call for Climate Action

Most opinion writers back President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on climate change, but many point to a dysfunctional Congress as major impediment.


TW[*]3: That Was The [AGU Week] That Was ...

Signs of a ‘Magical Moment’ Bullishness … But Will It Last?

Climate attendees at AGU’s just-concluded fall meeting might well feel a surge of energy and renewed hope for doing ‘something meaningful’ to address climate challenges. The signs seem intangible but real, but also real is the question of where things [...]


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