Category Archives: News Notes

Financier Jeremy Grantham’s ‘Be Brave’ Advice to Climate Scientists

‘Be persuasive. Be brave. Be arrested (if necessary)’ investor and Grantham Foundation’s  Jeremy Grantham advises scientists in column for Nature.

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Robert Krulwich on Explaining the Simple ‘Very Simply’

A respected TV and radio correspondent with a knack for making the complex understandable finds a case in point in a Web comic explaining NASA’s Saturn V rocket. Lessons here for climate communicators.

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Sipping from Fire Hose of Superstorm Sandy’s ‘Teachable Moment’

Media and bloggers post numerous commentaries on Superstorm Sandy’s connection to a warmer climate, and on communications lessons-learned.

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Do Seven Presidential Words Mark End of Climate Silence?

In the emotions, joys, and disappointments immediately following an election campaign’s conclusion, the newly re-elected President touches briefly on our warming planet, ending the campaigns’ seeming taboos on mentioning climate change.

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Frontline’s ‘Climate of Doubt’ — Enough Time for ‘Skeptics’ to Self-Destruct?

A PBS ‘Frontline’ documentary features many of the most well-known climate ‘skeptics.’ But one can wonder if the ample air time helped or hurt them with how their positions are viewed by the public.

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Climate Change in the Shadows as Adaptation Moves Forward

A disconnect between drought woes and climate change impacts.

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Penn State Scientist Michael Mann Alleges Defamation, Seeks Damages

The scientist most associated with the iconic ‘hockeystick’ graph goes to court against a conservative publication and organization and against two writers.

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