Category Archives: Politics
At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, far from the alert attention of mainstream news organizations, retired General Anthony Zinni warned that the global loss of forests, freshwater, fish and arable land is driving political instability and threatening global security.
Eyes will be on California voters on November climate bill vote. For those who want legislative action on climate change, the past year delivered a one-two punch against progress. First there was Copenhagen, full of promise but deflated by economic [...]
Skepticalscience.com, an increasingly popular and successful Australia-based site committed to rebutting common climate “skeptics” positions, now is emphasizing its communications in “basic English.”
Both climate science and scientists generally have taken a “significant” hit in the world of public opinion as a result of the fall of 2009 hacked e-mails controversy at the University of East Anglia. But the full picture is more [...]
Future historians may regard recent weeks as a momentary breathing spell in the political trajectory of the climate issue. In the courts, preliminary rulings are awaited on a spate of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse [...]
DURHAM, N.C. – When it comes to climate communication, many scientists have a “love-hate” relationship with the media. That’s the assessment of Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Before his appointment at the [...]
Can thoughtful climate lexicon avoid the kind of rhetorical congestion that has so far framed the climate debate? As the ‘Climategate’ controversy has sent the science and policy community back to the communications drawing board, it’s a good time to [...]