2011-08-30 01:39:56Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science, Fourth Edition -- Book Review Needed?
John Hartz
John Hartz

Should SkS plug this book? (I could add a book review section to the Weekly Digest.)

Has anyone purchased it and/or read it?

What do you think of the cover graphic?


Reporting on Climate Change

Understanding the Science, Fourth Edition

Edited by L. Jeremy Richardson and Bud Ward
Reporting on Climate Change Published: 05/10/2011
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
90 p. 8.5 x 11
ISBN: 9781585761562
Paperback: $34.95
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Reporting on Climate Change is a guide for reporters, educators, and other communicators on the current understanding about the science of global climate change. This bestselling guide is the fourth in a series initially intended to help journalists—both reporters and editors—understand and report on the most authoritative scientific findings involving the far-ranging issues related to global climate change. Initially conceived to be exclusively for journalists and editors, it has evolved over time as a resource also for formal and informal climate science educators and for other communicators needing a "plain English" grasp of climate science.

Replete with four-color charts, graphs, and alarming photos of what climate change has done to our planet's landscape, this new edition provides readers with timely updates to recent events in the ongoing climate debate, including the UK ClimateGate scandal, as well as new developments in the science itself. For reporters covering a story who are generalists rather than specialists in science or environmental writing, this guide can be of help to "get up to speed" on the chemistry and physical sciences that produce weather and climate as we understand them.



L. Jeremy Richardson was the 2007-08 AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship. He is a senior analyst in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Bud Ward is an independent environmental journalist and journalism educator and a founding member of the Society of Environmental Journalists. He is editor of the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media and is the author of Communicating on Climate Change.