Announcement: New Guardian Blog by Dana Nuccitelli and John Abraham

I'm very pleased (or chuffed, as they might say in the UK) to announce the launch of a new blog at The Guardian Environment.  This blog is a collaboration between myself (Dana Nuccitelli) and John Abraham.


Back in December 2012, the Guardian announced that they would be establishing a page of environment blogs, following the successful example set by the Guardian Science Blogs.  This of course was a tremendous opportunity, as The Guardian is one of the world's premier newspapers, already with among the best environment and climate reporting.  As a result, they received over 800 applications and spent the next few months weeding through them to ultimately choose the top 1–2%.  I was fortunate to make that cut, and they gave several of us a bit of a tryout (here's mine and John Abraham's and Graham Readfearn's, for example).

Having previously collaborated and with similar styles, John Abraham and I offered to team up.  Our new blog is titled 'Climate Consensus – the 97%' (the inspiration for the name will be made clear in the near future).  My first post, on the subject of an uncharacteristically poor climate article by Reuters, can be read hereGraham Readfearn also has a pending new blog which I believe will be called 'Planet Oz', and it sounds like there will be several other very interesting new blogs and bloggers on the page soon.

I hope that these new blogs will be successful and bring the Guardian significant traffic, especially in the wake of the New York Times dismantling its Environment desk and Green Blog, and very few environmental journalists remaining at major newspapers.  With climate in particular becoming an ever-more critical subject, it's been discouraging to see climate reporting moving in the wrong direction, and I'm very happy to see the Guardian taking the opposite approach.  Thus I would ask that everyone spread the word about these new blogs, to reward the Guardian for making environmental and climate reporting a top priority.

Note that I will also continue to write for and contribute to Skeptical Science, and I hope the two blogs will be complementary.  My intention is to write in simpler language at the Climate Consensus – the 97% for a more general audience, and continue to write more technical posts for the climate savvy readers at Skeptical Science.

Posted by dana1981 on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013

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