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Things added in February, 2009

The NYT’s Andrew Revkin shows why he’s a top climate change reporter

Posted on February 27th by Tom Yulsman. 7
Update 11:50 a.m.: See this terrific blog posting from John Fleck.  Following withering critiques on one of his articles (here and here), New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin shows ...

International Polar Year: clear signs of warming

Posted on February 27th by Tom Yulsman.
A scientists takes a snow sample as part of International Polar Year, which has found clear signs of warming in the Arctic and Antarctic, along with impacts on plants, ...


Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman. 11
Well, not really. In describing Joeseph Romm's withering critique at his Climate Progress blog of Andrew Revkin's climate coverage, that headline is an example of sensationalism and hyperbole. Of exactly ...

Media Malpractice or Enviro Tantrum?

Posted on February 25th by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor's note: This is a cross-post from Keith Kloor's blog. Kloor is a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism here at the Center for Environmental Journalism. By Keith Kloor This ...

A CEJournal tip jar to support students?

Posted on February 24th by Tom Yulsman. %
For awhile now, I've been wanting to establish a donation button on our blog — an electronic tip jar, if you will. But not so I can take my buddies out ...

Al Gore versus George Will

Posted on February 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 2
UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST, 2/24/09: See Andrew Revkin's news analysis in the New York Times, here Natural disasters 1995-2008 In a recent speech to the AAAS, Al Gore said a ...

The American Dream: to Live (Unsustainably) in the West

Posted on February 17th by Tom Yulsman. 3
  Suburban life. (Photo: Johnnyalive, from Flickr Creative Commons)  Even as millions of foreclosed and unbought dream homes molder, Americans still see the far-flung suburbs as the most ...

A Can of Worms

Posted on February 16th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Editor's note: See the end of this posting for a correction. [caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Photo: Ivan Lian from Flickr Creative Commons"][/caption]   I should have known better. I have, in fact, known ...

The climate skeptic playbook

Posted on February 12th by Tom Yulsman. 41
Editor's note (posted at 7:00 MST, 2/13/09): Thanks everyone for participating in the spirited discussion on this posting. I believe the subject has more than run it's course and it's ...

Weapons proliferation a big risk with nuclear power

Posted on February 10th by Tom Yulsman.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This posting is by Len Ackland, co-director of the Center for Environmental Journalism. It is a follow up to a post on this subject from Feb. ...

118 degrees in Melbourne

Posted on February 9th by Tom Yulsman. %
UPDATE 3/10/09: As I was writing this post last night about the heat wave that preceded the deadly wildfires in Australia, my colleague Keith Kloor was writing his own post ...

Nazis, global warming skeptics, and Godwin’s Law

Posted on February 9th by Tom Yulsman. 16
What is it about the global warming debate that spurs people to demonize each other by playing the Nazi card?  "Mussolini had his blackshirts. Hitler had his brownshirts. Now we have ...

Trading greenhouse gas emissions for plutonium production

Posted on February 5th by Tom Yulsman. %
  The atomic bomb blast that killed at least 39,000 people in Nagasaki contained about 14 pounds of plutonium. Each year, the world's nuclear power plants produce 42,000 pounds of ...

Fake Plastic Trees: Cure for Global Warming?

Posted on February 3rd by Tom Yulsman. %
  What's a Radiohead vid doing in a serious blog posting about climate change? Read on . . .    Despite Kyoto, carbon dioxide emissions are up 30 percent globally since ...

Tracking Doomsday

Posted on February 3rd by Tom Yulsman. %
Editor's note: This is a cross-post from Keith Kloor's new blog, "Collide-a-Scape." Wildfires roar along the ridge tops near San Clemente, California in 2007. (Photo by Erik Saulietis. Contact photos@brainshavings.com ...