Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

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

Penn State Geologist Richard Alley Hosts First of Three PBS Documentaries

Respected Penn State geologist Richard Alley becomes a PBS documentary host in the first of a three-part series airing in April with funding from the National Science Foundation. But can the “Operator’s Manual” companion book really “convince even the most [...]

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AAAS Media/Science Panel Highlights Differences Distinguishing Science and Journalism

An AAAS panel delves into the proper role of media in ‘convincing’ the public about climate change and explores differing views on what precisely makes news, helping illustrate scientists’ and media’s sometimes vast cultural differences.

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AMS Weather/Climate Scientists Join With Washington Artists for ‘Forecast’ Exhibit

The weather outside was — what else might one expect, it being Seattle in mid-January? — cloudy, overcast, with on and off showers. The climate inside, by contrast, was bustling, somewhat frenetic, with American Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting attendants (a [...]

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Based on Interviewing 65 'Leaders'

Oregon Nonprofit Leader, Climate Columnist Details Interviews, Go-Forward Suggestions

Spend the equivalent of nearly two days on the phone interviewing a range of selected national, regional, and local “leaders” on climate change, and you’ll likely come up with some interesting insights. That’s what Eugene, Oregon-based nonprofit leader and frequent [...]

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Bags under the Eyes Named Schmidt … and Gavin

Skeptical Science Founder John Cook; Climate Science from ‘Basic … to Advanced’

Skeptical Science’s John Cook of Queensland. Australian and native Queenslander John Cook has a day job. And it’s not in the climate science field. You’d never know it based on what the 38-year-old Cook has accomplished while moonlighting. In fact, [...]

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Baron’s ‘Escape from the Ivory Tower’: Sound Communications Counsel for Scientists

Science communications expert and advocate Nancy Baron knows of what she speaks. A science writer, zoologist, and communications trainer for COMPASS and the Leopold Leadership Program, Baron has had years of first-hand training experience with the science community, helping them [...]

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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 [...]

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