Category Archives: Media

Climate Change Reporting Described As Among Most Psychologically Taxing

CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Media veterans experienced in covering war zones and science are finding the climate change beat as difficult and mentally taxing a reporting job as they have ever had. That was an overarching theme from a panel of [...]

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Climate Change on Banking and Financial Beats

A series of domestic and global developments are increasing the impact of climate change on the banking and financial industry and reporters covering those beats. The changes are under way notwithstanding growing pressures from the sagging economy and real estate [...]

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MIT’s Emanuel Rethinking Warming/Hurricanes; Most Media Too Busy Covering … Whatever

You might think it would be news when MIT scientist Kerry Emanuel, who has influentially linked global warming to stronger hurricanes, reconsiders his views in light of new evidence. Two respected climate journalists – Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle [...]

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Academics at MIT Session Fault Media on Balance, Flawed Vetting of Sources, Hostility to Science

CAMBRIDGE, MA. – Mass media coverage of climate change has suffered from a hostility to science, a failure to vet biased sources, and an adherence to a warped sense of balance, two prominent academics said at a recent MIT event [...]

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In Green Tech Hothouse, Media Need Cool Heads

The world’s green technology labs are bubbling with brave new ideas that aim to help invent our way out of climate change disaster. Spraying sulfur particles in the sky. Creating artificial trees. High-voltage batteries engineered by viruses. Tidal and geothermal [...]

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Climate Change and Public Health Reporting

Search climate change news most days and you’ll likely find few references to public health impacts. So it comes as no surprise that the American public – apparently unlike the public in Western Europe and other industrialized countries – by [...]

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Cogito, ergo sum. I Report, Therefore I Blog.

Cogito, ergo sum. Or Je pense, donc je suis. Enough of the Latin and French. Let’s stick to English. I think, therefore I am. We can thank Rene Descartes for giving us that critical element of Western philosophy. But for [...]

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