Category Archives: Commentary
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]