Bud Ward: 2009 Climate Change Communicator of the Year

Bud Ward is an independent environmental journalist and journalism educator, and a founding member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (http://www.sej.org). He is also editor of the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media (http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/index.php.)

Bud recently published Communicating on Climate Change: An Essential Resource for Journalists, Scientists, and Educators, a book that resulted from a series of pioneering workshops he organized over the last four years involving dialogue between leading climate scientists and journalists and editors. This book is available free online at: http://www.metcalfinstitute.org/Communicating_ClimateChange.htm.

With Robert Henson of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Bud co-authored a set of 15 Q&A’s specifically designed to meet the needs of the broadcast meteorology and weathercaster community for scientifically credible and timely information on climate science. These are available online at: http://www.earthgauge.net/climate-q-a.

We congratulate Bud – and all of the stellar nominees – for their important contributions in helping society understand and respond to climate change.