Category Archives: Reviews

Jared Diamond, Yesterday’s World, Today’s Perceptions, Tomorrow’s Climate

A read through Jared Diamond’s latest book — combined with other ideas his work helps to spark — can help journalists, scientists, and others better inform the public about climate and related risk issues.

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Seeing Climate Change — in Time to Act on it

Landscape planner Stephen R.J. Sheppard explains how the systematic use of visualization techniques can help communities see local effects of climate change, adapt to its impacts, and reduce their contributions to its causes — while improving their quality of life.

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Reviewing Flight Behavior: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Leading novelist Barbara Kingsolver’s climate change tale offers an urgent message in moral territory. It’s a perfect match of story teller and theme.

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Communication Implications of the 'Mann-Ornstein Hypothesis'

Can Framing Overcome Political Scheming?

Climate change is mentioned just once in It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, the new book by respected Washington insiders Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but the book offers at least two important lessons for climate change communicators.

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Second of a two-part series

Media Opinion Pages Take Pulse of Nation’s 2012 Summer Anomalies

Part II on editorials and opinion columns on 2012 weather anomalies covers media in the South, the Great Lakes and Midwest regions, and the West.

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First of a two-part series

Media Opinion Pages Take Pulse of Nation’s 2012 Summer Anomalies

Editorial and opinion writers in news media throughout the northeastern U.S. and the Mid-Atlantic region used the 2012 spring and summer months — and the wildfires and heat waves that characterized them — to express a range of views on [...]

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$2.99 TED E-Books Delves into 'Deep Water'

For Writer Dan Grossman: Medium IS Message, and Message is on Sea Level

A respected journalist accompanies a highly regarded climatologist for Australia sea-level rise field work, and their story is shared via an innovative digital e-books app.

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