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The climate votes last

Posted on November 3rd by Tom Yulsman. 4
For climate policy, the election was a mixed bag. For the climate itself, the observations remain unequivocal Yesterday's election results don't bode well for bold action on climate and energy ...

Is this any way to fight climate change?

Posted on July 23rd by Tom Yulsman. 3
New York Times to readers: We need to keep banging our heads against the wall. So now it's official. As the New York Times put it in their lead editorial today: On ...

Political change on climate change?

Posted on March 15th by Tom Yulsman. 4
I participated in a discussion on NPR's "To the Point" program today, hosted by Warren Olney, about the politics of climate change. Other participants included Frank Newport, editor ...

The causes of climate deadlock

Posted on March 9th by Tom Yulsman. 13
Over at DotEarth, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times has has posted a commentary I wrote on why, after more than 30 years of climate science, and an ...

Daniel Sarewitz: Time to get climate politics right

Posted on March 4th by Tom Yulsman. 6
A month or so ago, reporting on global warming seemed focused on the details of Climategate, the IPCC's Himalayan glacier imbroglio, and wild winter weather. Now, reporting has shifted to ...

El Niño, climate change and the East Coast storms

Posted on February 26th by Tom Yulsman. 2
By seeking the "other side" to complex science, journalists sow confusion and amplify extreme claims Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research speaking today to the Ted Scripps ...

Chutzpah in Copenhagen II

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Here's a report from NTV Kenya on the last day of the Copenhagen climate talks — foreshadowing the anger now being expressed by some developing nations at the non-binding political ...

Copenhagen won’t prevent dangerous climatic change? Abracadabra!

Posted on December 17th by Tom Yulsman. %
The text above is a snapshot of part of a leaked confidential U.N. analysis suggesting that even if a major agreement is reached in Copenhagen it will not be ...

Climate talks grind to a halt

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
The demonstrations and arrests in Copenhagen raise the question of whether the conference is more theater than substance. With China, India and other developing nations boycotting the climate talks in ...

“Covering Climate Change” launches at News University

Posted on December 1st by Tom Yulsman. %
It has been five months in the making, and now an interactive course on climate change that I've produced in association with Internews and the Poynter Institute's Read More →

As G-8 climate talks fail, some analysts urge a different approach

Posted on July 9th by Tom Yulsman.
At the G-8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy today, leaders of the world's 16 biggest polluters failed to reach agreement on specific targets for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. The failure ...

Will we take the first, small step toward grappling with climate change today?

Posted on June 26th by Tom Yulsman. %
One way or another, history will likely be made today when the House of Representatives votes on the Waxman-Markey climate and energy legislation.  The bill may not be up to the ...

Emerging climate policy: Rube Goldberg would be proud

Posted on May 12th by Tom Yulsman. 5
A Rube Goldberg device for brushing teeth — an analogue for cap-and-trade legislation now emerging from Congress?   Joe Romm was almost jumping up and down for joy in ...

Scientists ice global cooling dead enders

Posted on May 6th by Tom Yulsman. 6
Bloggers' claims are plain wrong, they say In all my years as a science journalist, and after reading probably thousands of scientific papers, I've never seen one that opened like this:  Anthropogenic ...