Author Archives: John Wihbey

About John Wihbey

A regular contributor to The Yale Forum, John Wihbey is an editor and researcher at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. (E-mail: johnwihbey@gmail.com, Twitter: @wihbey)

Did Media Flub It or Ace It in News of Landmark Ice Sheet Study?

A review of 20 major news organization’s coverage of a recent study in Science on melting of ice sheets shows some high-quality reporting … but with lots of the coverage falling short on providing deeper context.

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The Rise of Mobile News and Implications for Climate Change Coverage

The mobile news delivery devices increasingly likely to shape public understanding of our changing climate offer both rewards and risks, and that applies not only to those consuming news but also to those producing it in the first place.

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New Ceres Report Rounds Up Key Data on Climate-Insurance Nexus

Ceres report highlights challenges home and casualty insurers face from damages posed by extreme weather events.

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How President Clinton, ‘Explainer-in-Chief,’ Frames Climate Change

Insights from the former President on talking with those steadfastly rejecting climate science, on the ‘Tattoo Vote’ … and on the ‘economic argument.’

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Reason Science Writer Ron Bailey’s Libertarian Take on Climate, Free Markets

In a media atmosphere increasingly characterized by ‘for’ and ‘a’gin’ opinion writers, libertarian Ron Bailey has his own take on climate, climate science … and possible policy responses.

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The List Goes On ... and On ... and On

‘Denier,’ ‘Alarmist,’ ‘Warmist,’ ‘Contrarian,’ ‘Confusionist,’ ‘Believer,’

Some things never change. Like the endless search for the perfect term to describe those seeing things differently on climate change issues.

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Limited Coverage: Climate Change and the Insurance Industry

Forecasts for more unpredictable and more extreme weather patterns have some insurers increasingly factoring climate change evidence into their actuarial tables. 

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