Author Archives: Julie Halpert

About Julie Halpert

Julie Halpert, who has covered the environment for more than two decades for national publications, is a freelance writer based in Ann Arbor, Mi. She is a regular contributor to The Yale Forum. (E-mail: julie@yaleclimatemediaforum.org, Twitter: @julhalps)

U. of Michigan, Others Exploring Faculty Public Outreach Issues

Climate change is at forefront of scientific issues, prompting some universities to re-examine faculty members’ roles in public outreach, social media, and social activism. A University of Michigan initiative samples faculty attitudes.

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Will More Conservatives Experience an ‘R Street’ or Bob Inglis ‘Metamorphosis’?

Some conservative interests are seeking a climate change ‘silver bullet’ attractive to their ranks and to their economic and political philosophies. An upstart Heartland Institute spin-off and a former South Carolina congressman are among those trying to show the way.

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Native Americans and a Changing Climate

They’re among North America’s most vulnerable population groups, and their 95 million acres of tribal lands present Native Americans with a complex array of challenges and opportunities as they confront a warming climate.

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Series on Climate and Major Religions

Presbyterians and Climate Change

Presbyterians, ‘a microcosm of the larger country,’ are taking an aggressive approach to the climate, including a ‘radical act’ in 2006 of urging carbon-neutrality. 

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Series on Climate and Major Religions

Judaism and Climate Change

Major sectors of the Jewish Community are taking strong positions on combating climate change. But philosophies and approaches differ somewhat from one branch of Judaism to another.

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GOP Candidates' Climate Views Challenged

Media ‘Fact-Checkers,’ Home State Papers Give Candidates Thumbs-Down

National news media ‘fact-checking’ operations and candidates’ own home state dailies are generally faulting GOP presidential candidates’ climate views, saying they are inconsistent with scientific evidence.

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G.M., Ford, Toyota, Others Boast New Cars; Key Uncertainty amid Higher Gas Prices … Consumers

Rising prices for gas at the pump have more consumers looking at energy-efficient vehicles and other ways to stretch their dollars. Auto show celebrations of  new environmentally friendly cars are the talk of the town …. the big question remains [...]

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