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)
The Art of Eli

Making Climate Media Creative — in the Extreme

‘More important than ever’ for today’s journalists covering climate change to ‘think creatively’ about how best to tell their stories. 

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Crowdsourcing the Climate: Evolving Media, Policy, and Science Practice

Imagine one-seventh of the world’s population — a billion people — contributing to identifying solutions to global climate change, doing something their political leaders may not be able to do on their own. Does ‘crowdsourcing’ … show the way?

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A Mixed Media Verdict on Tar Sands Mass Action, Arrests

Some say the media missed an important moment during the big late-summer White House protest. Now, another media test looms, with a second protest scheduled for November 6.

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Al Gore, in Rolling Stone, Mocks the Media: A Justified Takedown, or an Outdated View?

Once a journalist, former Vice President savages media coverage of climate science in a recent Rolling Stone essay. Hot rhetoric on a hot issue, but journalists and academics raise points calling into question Gore’s perhaps-dated perspective and analysis.

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Reviewing the Nisbet ‘Climate Shift’ Report and Controversial Claims of Media Progress

Matt Nisbet’s ‘Climate Shift’ research report raised headline-grabbing points on fundraising successes by those advocating action on climate change. But it’s what lies behind those headlines — and relating specifically to media coverage — that also warrants further review and [...]

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An Evolving Narrative Demanding Close Attention

Increasing Focus on Climate Change/Food Crisis: Beware ‘Single Factor’ Explanations, Uncertainties

Our changing climate is increasingly linked to food supply challenges, but experts warn against “single factor” explanations and urge quantifying of uncertainties.

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Global Temperature Reports: A Media ‘Pain’, But Valuable and Important Duty for Scientists

View larger image Punxsutawney Phil says early spring in 2011! (Source: breakingnewsweek.com) The annual ritual of publishing global temperature reports has become something akin to climate change’s Super Bowl. Much anticipation. A series of numbers flashed on the scoreboard. Tons [...]

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