Last week brought subzero temperatures to much of the United States. There was no escaping the cold, or the media’s hysterical weather reporting. Bob speaks with Andrew Revkin, writer of the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, about the media’s dramatics when reporting on weather events.
Reporter Andrew Revkin, who writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times, talks about having a stroke 22 months ago. His article "My Stroke of Luck" is in the Science section of today's New York Times.
For as long as we can remember, America has been leading the charge against global warming. But at yesterday's Rio+20 Earth Summit, the President was conspicuously absent. And with the world economy taking up all the front pages, global warming has taken a back seat.
According to newly released figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 15,000 weather records were set in the United States last month. John Harold, a farmer in Olathe, Colorado, says it's been hard not to notice the strange weather fluctuations. Andrew Revkin, who writes the "Dot Earth" blog for The New York Times Op-Ed section, says this year's records are an indication of what to expect in the future.
Andrew Revkin, author and New York TimesDot Earth blogger, continues his weekly April visits to talk about environmental issues. This week: How we can rediscover nature and use our connection to the environment to forge better individual practices.
Event: Revkin will be appearing tonight at “What Can We Do?”, a major transatlantic conversation about the latest on global warming, the Copenhagen climate talks, and policy options for the future. Click here for information and tickets.
Happy Census Day! We are celebrating by looking at the direct ways in which the Census affects funding for everything from parks to hospitals. Plus: Google’s roll in China with Chinese blogger and writer Huang Hung; And, our April weekly guest: New York Times’ Dot Earth blogger Andrew Revkin.
A leaked document on climate change is causing furor and driving a wedge between rich and poor countries at the worldwide summit in Copenhagen. Developing nations say that the document asks them to reduce carbon emissions by unfair levels. Former Vice President Al Gore and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon went on the defensive Tuesday, saying that the draft text was only one of many options on the table. We talk with Andrew Revkin, environment reporter for The New York Times and Richie Ahuja, India Program Manager for the Environmental Defense Fund.
The beleaguered Kyoto Protocol, enacted in 1992 to limit global greenhouse gas emissions, but was never ratified by the United States, is back up for negotiations this year. Will the U.S. be a real partner to the cap-and-trade agreement? In advance of the new Kyoto discussions, President Obama is meeting with the representatives of 17 governments at the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate in Washington D.C. The governments will be looking for indications of how others will navigate the Kyoto Protocol negotiations. For more The Takeaway turns to Andrew Revkin, New York Times environmental reporter.
Masdar City is a planned city in Abu Dhabi that promises to be the world’s first carbon neutral metropolis. This week, it is home to the second World Future Energy Summit, a conference that promises to be a who’s who of global energy politics. But can a carbon neutral community really exist? What does it take to construct and support one? Jesse Fox, an urban planner and contributing writer for Treehugger.com joins The Takeway from the Summit along with Andrew Revkin, writer of the New York Times Dot Earth blog.
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