Below is an excerpt from a CCNF debate between Bob Inglis — former Republican Representative (SC, ’93-’99, ’05-’11) and current Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”), and Sam Thernstrom —Executive Director of the Energy Innovation Reform Project, Senior Fellow at the Center for the National Interest, and former Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. The […]
Michael Quirke is the executive director of CCNF and is temporarily serving as the Forum's journalist. He first began work on an early beta version of this website in 2010 shortly after his military service and before starting law school at the University of Houston. He helped form the CCNF nonprofit and draft its charter under the guidance of the founding board in his second year of law school and has been corralling scientists ever since. His vision for this journalism project is simple: Establish an open Socratic forum for scientists, give each scientist complete independence on the platform, encourage scientific skepticism and Socratic inquiry by all, and impartially report what transpires; and then, once a good foundation in the science has been set, kick off a dynamic and indefinite bipartisan policy debate on what can or should be done about climate change as a nation. He hopes you join him on this intellectual journey.
Below are a set of excerpts from a CCNF virtual session with Ben Franta, PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the...
Houston, Texas (CCNF) July 11, 2015 — Already a trusted source for citizens and educators wanting to hear what real...
[This piece was slightly edited for brevity and readability; see full video of the session on YouTube.] Quirke: Hello...
[Note: This is an interview of Michael Quirke by CCNF guest journalist Heather L. Cohen, originally taped at Earth Day Texas. The transcript below was minimally edited for brevity and readability:] So tell me more about CCNF? _ CCNF is a new journalistic initiative that I co-founded with a group of […]Read more ›
CCNF’s leadership and staff recently spent an entire week attending the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Held at the Moscone Center on the week before Christmas and lasting five days, the annual conference is the largest gathering of earth, climate, & space scientists in the world, and […]Read more ›
It was a great honor for Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon to present on CCNF in the oral session on ‘Climate Literacy: Culture of Science and Broader Impacts Done Well I‘ at the recent American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting. The session was chaired by scientist-educators from the NASA Langley Research Center, Paleontological Research Institution, and a […]Read more ›
#1 Highlight: Watching science happen in a poster hall Checking out a poster hall during a period of peak activity was by far the absolute coolest experience during my time at the AGU Fall Meeting (AGU14). One walks into a giant hall filled with rows upon rows of posters, and each poster features […]Read more ›
David and I were posted at our booth and ready to rock when Monday evening’s “Ice Breaker” kicked off and the exhibit hall opened up for the first time at the recent American Geophysical Union’s annual Fall Meeting for 2014 (AGU14). Accomplishing this while keeping within CCNF’s modest budget of the week meant spending the better part […]Read more ›
We’ve built it, but will they fund? Need sponsors for scientifically grounded ‘Grand Debate’ on national climate policy
The first phase for this journalism experiment was fairly simple: Customize the website I had created for the issue of climate change in accordance with the board’s guidance; issue a national call to the Fellows and scientist-members of the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Institute of Physics to participate in an open Socratic […]Read more ›