Category Archives: Politics

Cap-and Trade Votes: How Big an Issue?

Post-Elections Climate Analyses Through Lens of Major Newspapers

Major national newspapers’ post-election analyses of the November 2 election results ranged from meticulous reporting on climate and related energy issues … to the incongruous. An analysis of several major newspapers’ coverage shows the major dailies increased coverage of climate [...]


How State's Dailies Played Prop. 23 Run-Up, Defeat

California Dailies’ Pre- and Post-Election Reporting: Most, not All, Opposed Prop. 23 Climate Initiative

A funny thing happened to Prop. 23, the California ballot measure designed to suspend the state’s landmark law to lower carbon emissions, on its way to election day. It was basically mugged — stopped dead in its tracks by opponents [...]


Continuing Concerns over Implications Of Climate Change for National Security

At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, far from the alert attention of mainstream news organizations, retired General Anthony Zinni warned that the global loss of forests, freshwater, fish and arable land is driving political instability and threatening global security.


23/32 ... Mirror Opposites in More Ways Than One

California Initiative Likely to be Focus Of Climate Interest Come Election Day

Eyes will be on California voters on November climate bill vote. For those who want legislative action on climate change, the past year delivered a one-two punch against progress. First there was Copenhagen, full of promise but deflated by economic [...]


‘Plain English’ Rebuttals of Skeptics Being Posted at, an increasingly popular and successful Australia-based site committed to rebutting common climate “skeptics” positions, now is emphasizing its communications in “basic English.”


Hacked E-Mails — ‘Significant’ Factor In Fall-off of Support for Science, Scientists

Both climate science and scientists generally have taken a “significant” hit in the world of public opinion as a result of the fall of 2009 hacked e-mails controversy at the University of East Anglia. But the full picture is more [...]


Massaging the Climate Message: New Political Conditions Bring Shifting Strategies

Future historians may regard recent weeks as a momentary breathing spell in the political trajectory of the climate issue. In the courts, preliminary rulings are awaited on a spate of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse [...]


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