Author Archives: Christine Woodside

About Christine Woodside

Christine Woodside is a freelance writer living in Deep River, Connecticut. She is a regular contributor to The Yale Forum. (E-mail: christine@yaleclimatemediaforum.org, Twitter: @chriswoodside)

Beyond the Catch-All Rhetoric: Making Sense of Clean/Dirty ‘Clean Coal’

The effort to decarbonize the atmosphere in coming decades basically comes down to two grim challenges: drastically reduce carbon emissions, or drastically reduce energy consumption. Given that the world’s population is expected to increase by a few billion more people [...]

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New Urban Land Institute Study

Behavioral Changes in Travel Backed To Achieve Needed CO2 Emission Cuts

A new Urban Land Institute report on Americans’ traveling behavior concludes that cleaner cars and cleaner fuels alone can’t reduce carbon emissions unless Americans drive fewer miles at slower speeds, avoid gas-burning traffic jams, and reduce their number of trips. [...]

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Wesleyan University’s Gary Yohe: On Carbon Costs, Media, and Not ‘Looking Silly’

View larger image Wesleyan’s Gary Yohe: Coverage Better…But Still ‘Spotty’ Economist Gary Yohe is no newcomer to the costs and benefits of combating climate change. For decades, the Wesleyan University mathematician-turned-economist has been calculating the price of climate change – [...]

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Was an ‘Historic’ EPA Ruling on GHGs Reflected by Historically Good Coverage?

A recent Environmental Protection Agency finding that greenhouse gases “threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations” prompted references to an “historic” action in many headlines and news stories. But whether the coverage surrounding that April decision [...]

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The Forest for the Trees? Covering Western Tree Deaths

On January 22 and 23, major new outlets reported on a study of tree death in the American West, a sobering analysis of how warmer temperatures affect old-growth trees. The study was released that day in the journal Science. Trees [...]

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Looking Back to Learn Going Forward

Scientist Rosenzweig Weighs In On New York, Media Coverage, Outlook Ahead

Eight years ago, to limited press coverage, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Ph.D., led a team in a significant report on climate change and New York City. The findings, published in July 2001 as “Climate Change and a Global City: The Potential Consequences [...]

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Climate Change Coverage Garners Substantial Number of 2008 Journalism Prizes

Reporting on climate change clearly held its own in 2008 prize competitions honoring the year’s best journalism. As has been the case for several years now, more and more entries for environmental journalism prizes dealt specifically or at least significantly [...]

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