Cap-and Trade Votes: How Big an Issue?

Post-Elections Climate Analyses Through Lens of Major Newspapers

PhotoMajor national newspapers’ post-election analyses of the November 2 election results ranged from meticulous reporting on climate and related energy issues … to the incongruous.

An analysis of several major newspapers’ coverage shows the major dailies increased coverage of climate change coverage in the days after the election, with only spotty pre-election coverage and commentary (see here and here).

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How State's Dailies Played Prop. 23 Run-Up, Defeat

California Dailies’ Pre- and Post-Election Reporting: Most, not All, Opposed Prop. 23 Climate Initiative

PhotoA funny thing happened to Prop. 23, the California ballot measure designed to suspend the state’s landmark law to lower carbon emissions, on its way to election day.

It was basically mugged — stopped dead in its tracks by opponents who were better funded, better organized, and better represented in the torrent of campaign ads that flooded the airwaves leading up to November 2.

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Continuing Concerns over Implications Of Climate Change for National Security

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.

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Heretic, Dupe, Peacemaker Labels Provoke Rants over Judith Curry Profile

Georgia Tech’s Judith Curry … heretic, dupe, peacemaker? All? None?

When it comes to coverage of climate change, everyone’s a media critic.

Reporters covering environment know full-well that few other subjects generate as much fan mail — make that, hate mail – as global warming.

So it’s no surprise that a veteran science writer’s recent profile of Georgia Tech scientist Judith Curry elicited a fury of reactions, in particular, of course, across the blogosphere.

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Surveying Americans' Attitudes on Climate Change

Yale Researcher Anthony Leiserowitz On Studying, Communicating with American Public

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Many Americans care deeply about addressing climate change. Others question the underlying scientific evidence and/or various public policy mitigation and adaptation strategies. Some others, of course, view the issue as a conspiracy involving scientists and politicians sympathetic to ushering in a new world order. Still others know little or nothing about climate change.

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SEJ’s ‘Changing West’ Annual Conference: Climate and Much More for 700-Plus Attendees

MISSOULA, MT.   A veritable feast of substantive field trips, plenary sessions, and concurrent sessions — coupled with some somewhat less substantive but enjoyable evening receptions, focused small-group lunch tables and dinner events, and a ski-lodge based closing dinner/reception — greeted some 700 registrants at the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) 20th annual conference in mid-October.

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2020-2030 Disappearances Notwithstanding …

There’s More to Glacier National Park Than ‘Just’ its 25 Vanishing Glaciers

There’s more to Glacier National Park than its iconic name or the legendary glaciers that some mistakenly believe are its principal namesake.

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