Author Archives: Bud Ward

About Bud Ward

Bud Ward is editor of The Yale Forum (E-mail:

Obama’s Climate Change Bully Pulpit … Muted? Unplugged? MIA?

The silence from the White House and the President on climate change is deafening, leaving observers beyond the inner sanctum to only wonder what, if anything, is really happening. Or might happen next. Or not at all.


Goodbye Jim Hansen, Civil Servant. Hello Jim Hansen, Citizen Scientist

Don’t look for retiring NASA/Goddard climate scientist to disappear into a well deserved retirement. In the most important ways … Jim Hansen isn’t going anywhere.


2013 ‘State of’ Report Describes Continuing Woes of Journalism

Report details another year of declining hard-news audience numbers and shrinking newsroom staffs — with P.R. supplanting real news in more and more cases. ‘And that’s the way it is,’ the late Walter Cronkite might lament in regarding today’s news [...]


New York Times Cuts Back Again: Farewell to ‘Green’ Blog

The daily generally considered to be the best in the U.S. for the second time in two months sends a troubling signal as it again eliminates a platform for specialized climate and environment coverage. Editors’ promise to ‘forge ahead with [...]


AAAS, AGU, Others are MIAs in Climate Letter to President …Why?

Some of the largest and most well-known science organizations are not signers of a letter to the President calling for a ‘national summit’ on climate change. Conspicuous omissions … but why?


TW[*]3: That Was The [AGU Week] That Was ...

Signs of a ‘Magical Moment’ Bullishness … But Will It Last?

Climate attendees at AGU’s just-concluded fall meeting might well feel a surge of energy and renewed hope for doing ‘something meaningful’ to address climate challenges. The signs seem intangible but real, but also real is the question of where things [...]


NOAA’s 2012 Arctic ‘Report Card’ … Danger Signs Ahead

It’s a year of broken records on sea and land ice melting, Arctic temperature, and more, report NOAA researchers … and a word of caution: ‘What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.’


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