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)

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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Mr. Mass v. EPA: An Interview with the Man Who Put Climate Change on America’s Legal Map

BOSTON, MA. — As the EPA inches closer to regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, the potentially titanic implications of James Milkey’s little idea are starting to dawn on many climate policy watchers and energy interests across [...]

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Keeping Media Eyes Wide Open On Carbon Capture and Sequestration

The “Holy Grail” of carbon reduction. A silver bullet to help solve the climate crisis and at the same time help protect politically important mining jobs in critical swing states like West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia. The advanced billing and expectations [...]

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Climate Scientist Strikes Back: Libel, Canada, and the Meaning of Weaver vs. National Post

Canada’s Scales of Justice … Avoid ‘falsehoods’? Or ‘chilling’? Andrew Weaver, a prominent Canadian climatologist and IPCC contributor, raised eyebrows across the climate media world recently when he filed a libel suit against a right-leaning newspaper for its tough criticisms. In late [...]

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Time Reporter and Two Leading Scientists: Perspectives on Early Media Coverage of ‘Climategate’

The reverberations of the hacked e-mails fiasco – conveniently or otherwise characterized as “climategate” – continue to be felt deeply within the journalism and scientific communities. In many ways, the episode that originated six months ago remains a pivotal moment [...]

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China’s Climate ‘Free Media’ In the International Spotlight

Along with the U.S. … China makes up the climate change ‘G2′ It’s a virtual truism that two countries matter above all others when it comes to avoiding the most severe impacts of anthropogenic climate change: the U.S. and China. [...]

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The Guardian’s ’10:10′ Campaign … and the Business of Advocacy and Reporting

Surf your way to the U.K.-based Guardian‘s “10:10″ virtual newsroom and you’ll find a broad menu of climate change-related stories. Reports scolding greenwashers; profiles of energy-saving pioneers; an update on butterfly migration and changing seasonal weather. In short, items that [...]

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