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Environmental Law Institute Releases Climate Science Guide for Environmental Journalists

July 28, 2011

(Washington, DC) — The Environmental Law Institute is pleased to announce the release of the fourth edition of its landmark book, Reporting on Climate Change: Understanding the Science. Edited by L. Jeremy Richardson and Bud Ward, this bestselling guide helps journalists—both reporters and editors—understand and report on the scientific issues related to global climate change. Initially conceived to be exclusively for the members of the media, 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 graphics that explain the complex scientific issues, this new edition provides readers with timely updates to recent events in the ongoing climate debate, including the UK e-mail hacking scandal, as well as new developments in the science itself. For reporters who are generalists rather than specialists in science or environmental writing, this guide provides an in-depth look at what we do know and still don’t know about climate change, all in non-technical terms.

$34.95. 96 pages. 8 x 10” ISBN 978-1-58576-156-2. Softcover.

ELI Press books are available through Island Press. To order your copy, visit http://islandpress.org/bookstore/detailsa022.html?prod_id=1051 or call 800-621-2736.

Please note: Because members of the press, et. al., are the target audience of this book, review copies are being sent out by invitation only.

About the Editors:

L. Jeremy Richardson was the 2007-08 AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship. He is a senior analyst for New West Technologies supporting 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.