Latest Matthew Nisbet Stories

2011-08-09 08:00:05

Peak petroleum"”the point at which the maximum rate of global oil extraction is reached, after which the rate of production begins to decline"”is a hot topic in scientific and energy circles.  When will it occur?  What will the impact be?  While geologists and economists debate the specifics, American University School of Communication professor Matthew Nisbet believes peak petroleum and the associated risks to public health may provide an opportunity to bring...

2011-04-25 14:28:20

American University study is first to compare funding, media coverage and strategy of green groups and industry-linked organizations New research challenges the commonly-held view that cap and trade legislation failed because of the spending advantages of opponents and false balance in news coverage. The report, "Climate Shift: Clear Vision for the Next Decade of Public Debate," was released today by American University Professor Matthew Nisbet. "There is a tendency among environmentalists...

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