Category Archives: In the News

Have International Climate Negotiations Outlived Their Usefulness?

by Eric J. Lyman, Pacific Standard June 13, 2018 It’s been two and half years since representatives of nearly 200 countries gathered in Paris and, to great fanfare, produced the world’s first global climate agreement. Here is a short and disheartening summary of what … Continue reading

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Doom and Gloom: The Role of the Media in Public Disengagement on Climate Change

by Elizabeth Arnold Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center May 29, 2018 The Climate Change Narrative: “Fear, Misery, and Doom” The importance of narrative in telling the climate change story cannot be underestimated. American sociologist Herbert Blumer developed the view that … Continue reading

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Dear Media: We Need More Stories About Resilience to Climate Change

by Elizabeth Arnold Los Angeles Times May 27, 2018 Overwhelmed by climate change? It’s not your fault. Actually, you are to blame for climate change. But it’s the media’s fault for making you feel completely hopeless about it. That includes me. As … Continue reading

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Geoengineering the Climate

KGNU’s How on Earth April 3, 2018 Hacking the Planet (start time: 10:24): It’s tough to wrap one’s mind around just how monumental and consequential the problem of climate change is. So dire that scientist and engineers for years have been exploring ways … Continue reading

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Attack on Patagonia Latest in Long Running Campaign Against Oil Critics

Houston Chronicle March 28, 2018 by James Osborne Social media feeds on Tuesday morning sported links to an article listing the “Nine Reasons Why Patagonia Secretly Loves Fracking,” and memes including a picture of empty shelves with the caption, “Patagonia introduces … Continue reading

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Climate Change Emojis Could Help Save the Planet

ScienceLine March 26, 2018 Have you ever felt like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind, wanting to explain to those who threw you away how detrimental you are to the environment? Well, even if you’ve never had that specific … Continue reading

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How Do You Talk To Pruitt About Climate Change?

Climatewire March 19, 2018 by Niina Heikkinen U.S. EPA boss Scott Pruitt is skilled at sticking to his talking points, particularly when it comes to climate change. For journalists covering that issue, pushing Pruitt beyond his rhetoric has become more important … Continue reading

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Climate Sceptics and the News Media

Max Boykoff interviewed in Al Jazeera news report Al Jazeera, The Listening Post January 27, 2018 The curious persistence of climate scepticism Climate scepticism is fringe and unscientific. So why is it that sceptics still manage, in certain countries, to … Continue reading

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Analysis: The Climate Papers Most Featured in the Media in 2017

Max Boykoff’s MeCCO work for Lancet Report highlighted in Carbon Brief Carbon Brief, January 24, 2018 Every day, dozens of scientific journals publish new climate change research that is shared across the world via the internet. These journal papers make … Continue reading

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Trump Science Job Nominees Missing Advanced Science Degrees

Associated Press December 5, 2017 by Seth Borenstein When it comes to filling jobs dealing with complex science, environment and health issues, the Trump administration is nominating people with fewer science academic credentials than their Obama predecessors. And it’s moving … Continue reading

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