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The IPCC, the Media, and Risk

April 7, 2014 by David Hone

IPCC and the Media

With much anticipation but little more than 24 hours of media coverage, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the next part of the 5th Assessment Report, with Working Group II reporting on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.[read more]

Living in a Renewables Distortion Field

March 22, 2014 by David Hone

Renewables and Reality


One of the best books I have read in recent years is the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. In discussing Steve Jobs’ approach to life and business management, Isaacson goes to some length to describe the concept of a Reality Distortion Field.[read more]

When Headlines Obscure Science on Shale Development

January 22, 2014 by Steve Everley

Earlier this month, a Bloomberg News headline made what could only be called a very serious accusation about hydraulic fracturing and shale development: “Study Shows Fracking Is Bad For Babies” was the title of an opinion column by Mark Whitehouse.[read more]

We Need to Have an Adult Conversation About Climate Change

October 24, 2013 by Lou Grinzo

We hear the analogy endlessly: To fix the already unfolding climate change disaster, we need an “Apollo-like effort”, a “man-on-the-moon commitment”. This is a terrible analogy; it’s not just inaccurate, it’s devastatingly inaccurate, to the point of being counterproductive.[read more]

LA Times Won't Publish Letters Pushing Climate Denial, Other 'Errors Of Fact'

October 11, 2013 by Joseph Romm

LA Times and Climate Skepticism

Last week, the LA Times letters editor explained that letters with an untrue basis, such as ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change, do not get printed. Other newspapers should explicitly embrace a similar policy.[read more]

Obama EPA Debunks Activists Who Played Politics with Tragic Floods

October 9, 2013 by Simon Lomax

Comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the recovery and clean-up efforts following Colorado’s historic floods directly contradict the fear mongering of environmental activists who have played politics with this tragedy since the beginning.[read more]

While the Press Reports Doom and Gloom in Japan, Progress is Made

October 1, 2013 by Milton Caplan

In late August, TEPCO reported a contaminated water leak at Fukushima from storage tanks for water used to cool the reactors, and, examining the news over the past few weeks, it would appear the crisis there is getting worse, not better. But is this really the case?[read more]

Ocean Warming, Sea Level Rise And Polar Ice Melt Speed Up, Surface Warming Follows

September 27, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Where Climate Change Happens

Much of the media believes climate change isn’t what gets measured and reported by scientists, but is somehow a debate between scientists and deniers. So we are subject to stories like 'Controversy over U.N. report on climate change as warming appears to slow.'[read more]

Is Sea Level Rise Entering the Mainstream?

August 26, 2013 by David Hone

Sea Level Rise

Mid-August is never a great time for activity on the climate front, particularly not in holiday bound Europe. Perhaps the “highlight” of the week was the leak of a late draft of the upcoming Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC WG1 5th Assessment Report.[read more]

Al Jazeera's Best-In-Class Coverage Of IPCC Climate Change Report

August 23, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change and Media Coverage

TV news has been doing a pretty good job of covering the leaked Climate Change report from the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, but the winner for best coverage of the leaked report would seem to be Al Jazeera America.[read more]

Media Slammed For Limited Analysis Of Major Report On Climate Change

August 15, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Report

The Columbia Journalism Review has criticized major media outlets for inadequate coverage of NOAA’s annual State of the Climate report. In its critique, CJR points out that the mainstream press provided surprisingly limited analysis.[read more]

Reaching Oil Limits: New Paradigms are Needed

May 1, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

I have written in recent posts that oil limits are more complex than what many have imagined. They aren’t just a lack of a liquid fuel. Debt limits are also closely tied to oil supply limits.[read more]

Wente continues to mislead, misinform Canadian public

April 11, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

Climate blogger and author Joe Romm of has a new book out called Straight Up, and it’s largely a selection of his best blog postings over the past few years related to climate change issues. One section is devoted to the Status Quo Media, and is a stinging critique of how poorly the mainstream media has covered...[read more]

Transcript from my EIA Panel Session

December 28, 2009 by Robert Rapier

I only recently became aware that the 2009 Energy Conference put on by the Energy Information Administration has posted the audio and transcripts of all of the sessions. You can hear the audio or download the transcript from my session - Energy and the Media - here. I summarized the overall conference in two posts right after the...[read more]

Tempest, Meet Teapot (Climategate)

December 6, 2009 by Michael Tobis

Tempest: Richard North's idea is to take the ratio of Google web hits to Google News hits; he gets 22.5 million web hits vs. 46,025 news hits for Tiger Woods (a ratio of 489), and compares some other topics (some of them a bit UK-centric): 1. Climategate: 28,400,000 – 2,930 = 96932. Afghanistan: 143,000,000 – 154,145 = 9283. Obama: 202,...[read more]