Category Archives: Politics

Duke’s Nicholas School Dean Bill Chameides; From Academia to EDF Activism and Back

DURHAM, N.C. – When it comes to climate communication, many scientists have a “love-hate” relationship with the media. That’s the assessment of Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Before his appointment at the [...]

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What's in a Word?

The Coming Lexicon Challenge: ‘Climate Adaptation’ – Saying What We Mean

Can thoughtful climate lexicon avoid the kind of rhetorical congestion that has so far framed the climate debate? As the ‘Climategate’ controversy has sent the science and policy community back to the communications drawing board, it’s a good time to [...]

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What Happens in Utah ... Doesn't Stay in Utah

BYU Earth Scientists Express Concerns Over State Legislature’s Climate Efforts

The Utah capitol: Hearing ‘both sides’ of climate science. Eighteen Brigham Young University earth scientists are telling the state’s political leaders that they need to “give considerable weight to an overwhelming scientific consensus, and treat fringe positions with respectful skepticism.” [...]

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Important (?) Editor's Note

O.K. So ‘Astroturf’ Rises (Sinks?) to New Low: Holding Our Tongue on Lobbying Forgery Snafu

So, here’s the deal, and surely we digress: We’re not going to spill a lot of ink here (spread a lot of bytes?) reporting on the snafu in which a D.C. Beltway public relations/advocacy firm forged letters to a Virginia [...]

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Posture, Clout of Slimmer GM, Automakers: Outlook on Capitol Hill Cloudy, but Change Likely

One of the old-line, most vocal, and most influential voices on federal environmental matters may soon undergo changes generally associated with adolescents – a change in its voice. Or at least the impact its voice carries with Washington policymakers. Whether [...]

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Notable … and Quotable

Encounter a catchy or “keeper” quotation about climate change and climate change communications over the preceding few weeks? Let us know, and we’ll include it in this feature. The quotes have to be on-point, concise, meaty, self-standing … and not [...]

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Notable … and Quotable

Encounter a catchy or “keeper” quotation about climate change and climate change communications over the preceding few weeks? Let us know, and we’ll include it in this new feature we call ‘Notable … and Quotable.’ The quotes have to be [...]

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