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Things added in March, 2007


Saving Our Fisheries

Posted on March 28th by Tom Yulsman. 8
Within five minutes of opening my new issue of National Geographic over the weekend, I was thoroughly depressed. The April issue features a series of stories on ...

Holy War Over the Environment

Posted on March 27th by Tom Yulsman. 6
“I believe the purpose of life is to glorify God, and we can’t do that if we’re heaping contempt on the creation.” So said Al Gore in his ...

The Goracle’s Plan

Posted on March 23rd by Tom Yulsman.
I'm waiting for the second-day stories delving into Al Gore's policy prescriptions to tame global warming. I'm hoping they'll come Friday, or on the weekend, but I haven't got my ...

Today a Teardrop, Tomorrow Weasels at the UN

Posted on March 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
What's the difference between these two cover pages? The one in the New York Post is much less of an outrage than the bogus image used on Time ...

A Large Majority of Americans are Worried About Global Warming

Posted on March 18th by Tom Yulsman. %
A new poll by the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy finds that 83 percent of Americans consider global warming to be a “serious problem” —up from ...

There They Go Again

Posted on March 17th by Tom Yulsman. 6
I know this doesn't have anything to do with the environment, but it is reflective of how low we've sunk in journalism. I'm talking about The March 26 cover ...

More Drought News

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman.
John Fleck at Inkstain reports today on some drought news from around the world, including camels mad with thirst in Austalia. Well, no mad cows to report ...

"Post-normal science," global warming, and the implications for journalism

Posted on March 14th by Tom Yulsman. 9
After William Broad's silly and unsophisticated "hit" on Al Gore in Tuesday's Times, it's refreshing to read something really thought-provoking about climate change — and the very nature of ...

Bill Broad to Al Gore: "cool the hype"

Posted on March 13th by Tom Yulsman. 15
The blogosphere has been afire with criticism of William Broad’s story in Tuesday’s New York Times. ("From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the ...

The End of Journalism as We Know It?

Posted on March 12th by Tom Yulsman. %
The Project for Excellence in Journalism has just released its much anticipated "State of the News Media 2007" report, and while the findings probably won't surprise anyone in ...

Believe in global warming? You’ve been duped by Satan!

Posted on March 11th by Tom Yulsman. %
Now the truth is finally out, thanks to a recent sermon by Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell. It turns out that it's Satan who is fomenting all the ...

There they go again

Posted on March 9th by Tom Yulsman.
Once again, the Bush administration apparently is trying to muzzle government scientists from talking about climate change. It's yet another example of a clumsy and ill-advised attempt to control ...

La Nina may arrive soon, NOAA says

Posted on March 6th by Tom Yulsman.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that La Nina conditions may be developing the Pacific. The changing conditions are depicted In the image at left, in which ...

Creating a Climate for Change on Global Warming

Posted on March 5th by Tom Yulsman. 2
What role has communication about global warming played in delaying action on this issue? And how might scientists, journalists and others do a better job of communicating about it ...

Global warming hits Mt. Everest

Posted on March 4th by Tom Yulsman.
Ice cores drilled at an elevation of 21,300 feet on Mt. Everest's East Rongbuk Glacier reveal that summer temperatures on the shoulder of the highest mountain on Earth have ...