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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 ...

From our Department of False Balance

Posted on March 14th by Tom Yulsman. 2
My friend Hillary Rosner sent me this curiosity. Make sure to scan the entire cover. Just in case anyone is wondering, I only read the articles...

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 ...

N.Y. Times makes a mess of politics and science right on page 1

Posted on February 11th by Tom Yulsman. 9
A photo by Senator James Inhofe of the igloo he and his family built on Capitol Hill, from his Facebook page. Is he a climate expert? The N.Y. ...

“MIA on the IPCC”

Posted on February 1st by Tom Yulsman. 24
That's the headline on Curtis Brainard's excellent piece in the Columbia Journalism Review about the scant attention paid by the American press to recently uncovered problems with the 2007 ...

Striking spike in global warming coverage

Posted on January 16th by Tom Yulsman.
I shouldn't have been surprised when I first saw this graph charting newspaper coverage of climate change in 40 newspapers worldwide. But the unprecedented nature of the sudden spike ...

Vote for “Climate Change Communicator of the Year”

Posted on January 14th by Tom Yulsman.
The Center for Climate Change Communication has just announced the nominees for "Climate Change Communicator of the Year," and I'm honored and humbled to be one of the people ...

Another scientist caught in the maw of climate politics — and yellow journalism

Posted on January 12th by Tom Yulsman. 3
Do the cold temperatures gripping large parts of the Northern Hemisphere herald the arrival of 20-30 years of global cooling? That's what two articles in the Daily Mail claim. ...

Covering climate change — radio interview on KGNU

Posted on December 16th by Tom Yulsman.
KGNU radio here in Boulder has focused quite a bit on Copenhagen, devoting a segment every day to interviews with local scientists, activists and others. On Wednesday it ...

Revkin accepting buy-out, heading for Pace University

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
Andrew Revkin, the New York Times reporter who probably has done more than any other journalist to raise public awareness about the issue of climate change, is accepting a buy-out. ...

CNN’s “Global Warming: Trick or Truth”

Posted on December 9th by Tom Yulsman. 10
In the online teaser for Cambell Brown's "Global Warming: Trick or Truth" feature, CNN promises "the latest on the global warming debate." And what do we get? I haven't ...

Climategate — “a story, not a three-alarm story”

Posted on December 6th by Tom Yulsman.
Clark Hoyt, the New York Times' public editor, has weighed in on the newspaper's Climategate coverage: The biggest question is what the messages amount to — an embarrassing revelation that ...

Excellent analysis by Curtis Brainard on coverage of Climategate

Posted on December 4th by Tom Yulsman.
After reading Curtis Brainard's excellent analysis yesterday in the Columbia Journalism Review online, I can't help but conclude that coverage of Climategate by the American press has mostly been thin ...

“Eye of the storm” — Keith Kloor profiles James Hansen

Posted on November 28th by Tom Yulsman. %
James Hansen speaks at the University of Colorado in April of 2009. (Photo: Tom Yulsman) Nature Reports Climate Change has published a provocative profile of James Hansen, appropriately titled "The Eye ...