Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of The Yale Forum (E-mail: bud@yaleclimatemediaforum.org).

On January’s Belated Gifts to Those Sowing Climate Doubts

Two spates of Arctic chills across a major part of the country, along with a stranded research vessel in Antarctica, provide ample rhetorical grist for those contesting climate science … the absence of scientific justification notwithstanding.

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NCAR Scientist Trenberth, U.K. Economist Stern Communications Prize Winners

Two similar but independent climate science communication awards honor work of NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth and U.K. economist Nicholas Stern.

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Urges Scientists to Speak Out More Loudly

Snowe to AGU about Congress: ‘That Was Then, and This is Now’

Former bipartisan Senator offers AGU scientists reasons for optimism on working with Congress … but also points to stiff obstacles needing to be overcome.

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Advice to Scientists: More Effort on Communications Needed

A Canadian professor says he hopes to soon see a time when climate science researchers and academics up their ante on communications … even if it must come at the expense of ongoing research.

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First 2013 Airborne Poster Tube Spotting: 5:45 AM Eastern

It’s ‘AGU Week,’ so the first of a series of onsite posts from the annual fall conference written by several regular contributors to The Yale Forum.

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Ecological and Economic Impacts a Concern

Some Good News (and Plenty of Bad) in NRC Abrupt Climate Change Report

Abrupt climate change — and also associated abrupt ecological and economic impacts sometimes triggered by more gradual climate change — gets a renewed look from a National Research Council science panel, which recommends development of an ‘early warning system.’

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Hansen: 2 Degree C Goal for Global Warming ‘Disastrous’

Scientist Jim Hansen and a stream of co-authors throw the kibosh on the generally accepted view that a 2 degree C (3.6O F) warming would leave the world in good shape. They point to inevitable feedbacks and urge strong and [...]

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