Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of The Yale Forum (E-mail: bud@yaleclimatemediaforum.org).
State Narrows Scope of Study Based on 'Cyclical' Language

Scientists Forsake a Nebraska Climate Study Mum on Human Influences

A proposed $44,000 state-funded study of climate impacts in Nebraska precludes consideration of humans’ role, so University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists shun the approach and plan their own independent study.

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Typhoon Haiyan and Tacloban: Another Love Canal ‘Focusing Event’? Not So Fast

Media coverage of the devastating Philippines typhoon – and how the public over time digests that news — will shape any lasting climate policy impact. Best advice for now? Don’t hold your breath anticipating a quick policy response.

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On Looking Forward to the September 27 IPCC AR5 Initial Report

Some commentaries offer valuable insights on the significance of tomorrow’s initial release from IPCC of its Fifth Assessment Report. Rewards will go to those finding likely nuggets of gold in the report and in commentary on it over coming weeks [...]

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Grist’s David Roberts: A Hot Light on Warming Planet Goes Stone-Cold

Idiosyncratic Grist columnist, badly burned-out and OD-ed by 10 years on the 24/7 climate news cycle, steps away for a year to clear his head.

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Climate Protagonists Together ... but not Face-to-Face

Judith Curry and Kevin Trenberth: Equal Time on NPR

Hours of taped interviewing lead to two eight-minute segments on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ exploring the contrasting views of two prominent climate scientists.

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AGU’s New Climate Change Statement Emphasizes Human Role

Thirteen approve, with one official and very vocal dissenter:  Roger Pielke Sr dissents as AGU adopts new statement saying ‘urgent action’ needed on climate.

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On Snowden, The Guardian, the Public Attitudes toward Journalism

The seemingly overnight morphing from investigative journalist to partisan P.R. practitioner may be the underlying journalism ‘back story’ behind the headline-grabbing National Security Agency ‘leak’ … or, as some prefer, ‘whistle blowing.’

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