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The Challenges Journalists Face Covering Climate Science

November 19th, 2018 | by The Beam

Science journalists who cover climate change face many challenges. From the competition with social media to reader skepticism, there is an immense pressure on journalists to produce content at a much faster pace, while keeping high quality standards. We have asked two journalists what it’s like to work in the field today and what shapes the debate around climate change.

Want To Be A Techno-Optimist? Here Are Some Basic Guidelines

October 5th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

We have the solutions to solve the problems facing us. It doesn't take new tech, it takes deploying the tech we have and innovating around it, much more than inventing new gizmos. That's the techno-optimist utopia that makes sense for the coming decades, not a laboratory experiment or insolation geoengineering pipedream. We don't have to fix every problem, just the pressing ones without creating too many new ones

Investigations Into Tesla Fremont Factory — Investigative Journalism? Hit Pieces? Misinformed? Too Accurate?

May 12th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Journalistic integrity is a hot topic these days, and rightly so. A free press is absolutely necessary for democracy, technological and social progress, and other nice things. However, with press freedom come responsibilities: among other things, not to cherry pick facts to support a preconceived conclusion, and not to quote sources without revealing when they have a personal stake in an issue

Scientists Link Climate & Weather — Journalists Should As Well

November 14th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

We used to say that global warming was like the steroid era in baseball: You couldn’t say that any single hit was the product of steroids, but the home-run boom looked awfully suspicious. Likewise, the surge in extreme weather lined up neatly with the rise in carbon pollution, even if people couldn’t say that any one flood or heat wave was the product of human activity — at least, that’s how experts used to explain it

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