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David Fogarty, a former environmental reporter for Reuters, says the news agency decided in early 2012 that environmental stories would no longer be a top priority. As a consequence, he says, editors are now wary of climate change stories, reflecting "a climate of fear"...

David Fogarty, a former environmental reporter for Reuters, says the news agency decided in early 2012 that environmental stories would no longer be a top priority. As a consequence, he says, editors are now wary of climate change stories, reflecting "a climate of fear" inside the company.

Strong stuff, if true. The charge comes in a July 15th post at The Baron, an independent blog covering Reuters and its people. Fogarty left Reuters, he writes, when he was stripped of his environmental beat and offered a role covering "regional shipping."

"Since I’ve left, I’ve lost count of the number of people who have asked me why Reuters’ climate change coverage has changed in tone and fallen in volume," he concludes. Fogarty, who was based in Singapore, is one of three reporters who have...

While I was working with Dan Kahan yesterday to arrange for his guest post on guns and the death penalty, I came across another one of his posts--...

While I was working with Dan Kahan yesterday to arrange for his guest post on guns and the death penalty, I came across another one of his posts--a discussion of the climate-change chapter in Nate Silver's recent book, "The Signal and the Noise." Kahan, a professor of law and psychology at Yale Law School who studies how cultural values shape risk perceptions, described Silver's thoughts on climate change prediction as correct and even wise. 

Then he addressed something that puzzled him--a highly critical review of Silver on The Huffington Post by Michael Mann, the...