Independent Climate Journalism: The Team and Supporters at Global Warming is Real

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Our team of writers, reporters, and thought leaders bring independent, climate change journalism to concerned citizens trying to make sense of global warming in a complex world.

Thomas Schueneman: Founder and Managing Editor

Thomas Schueneman: founder an publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.comTom is the founder, editor, and publisher of TDS Environmental Media and GlobalWarmingisReal. He has studied climate and environmental issues for more than thirty years and began writing this blog in June of 2006. His work has taken him throughout Europe, Latin America, and the US. Tom covered two UN climate conferences, COP15 in 2009 and COP21 in 2015. In 2013 he reported on World Water Week in Stockholm on behalf of the Pepsico Foundation, producing the white paper Delivering Access to safe Water Through Partnerships.
Tom has freelance contributions include TriplePundit, Slate, Cleantechnica, Planetsave, Earth911, and the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust.
He is currently working on a documentary film entitled The Story of Packaging. 
Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.




Gina-Marie Cheesman: Senior Writer

Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Gina-Marie is a senior writer and principle contributor for GlobalWarmingisReal. Gina-Marie is a freelance writer and journalist armed with a degree in journalism, and a passion for social justice, including the environment and sustainability. Her other contribution includes TriplePundit, MSN, Newsweek, and many others. Gina-Marie made the 75+ Environmentalists to Follow list by



Richard Matthews: Senior Writer

Richard Matthews is a consultant, eco-entrepreneur, sustainable investor, and writer. He writes The Green Market Oracle, among the Web’s most comprehensive resources on the business of the environment. He is also the author of numerous articles on sustainable positioning, green investing, enviro-politics, and eco-economics.






Andrew Burger: Senior Writer

A product of the New York City public school system, Andrew went on to study geology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, work in the wholesale money and capital markets for a major Japanese bank and earn an MBA in finance.



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25 thoughts on “Independent Climate Journalism: The Team and Supporters at Global Warming is Real
  1. We are a new blog dedicated to metal roofing, integrated solar panels and green construction.

    Is there information you can send us about quoting your articles and joining your blogroll with a link?


    Adam Parnes

  2. Mr. Schueneman,

    Would you be interested in reviewing Richard Sale’s new book *The Scramble for The Arctic: Ownership, Exploitation and Conflict in the Far North* on Global Warming is Real site?


  3. I felt it might be an interesting topic to discuss the launch of the 130% Wind Powered search engine. Can the purchase of renewable wind credits reduce carbon emissions?

  4. Hello,

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  5. Hello all-

    I’d like to give you a heads up about some action that is happening around the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Could you post some content about it?

    On Monday, October 26th, The League of Young Voters Education Fund had launched a viral public service announcement entitled “Shut Up Windmill”, aiming to both entertain and educate young people about the Climate Bill, while encouraging them to take action. “Shut Up Windmill,” which was written, directed by and features League staffers, pokes fun at America’s reliance on dirty energy and asks viewers to get engaged in the conversation. The campaign can be found at

    -Steve Romain

  6. Love Letters to the Future is designed to raise awareness about climate change. We are putting out a call for people to create messages for the future – as a 140 character text, image or video – and upload them to

    A time capsule is being built to preserve the 100 most popular messages voted on by the public at the loveletters’ site. It will be sealed at a live event in Copenhagen, to be re-opened in 100 years, on December 13, 2109. – and it could include your message!

    Help us spread the word!

    Our goal is to collect a critical mass of love letters and present them to the world during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on December 13, 2009.

    Anyone can be a part of this project! Create your love letter to the future – as a video, image or 140 character text – and upload it to:

    We have compiled promotional material (banners, widgets, RSS feeds, tweets, etc.) that you could use online. Please send us a blank email to to let us know that you are interested.

  7. Hey Tom,

    Love the site and what you guys are doing, keep up the good work!

    I’m from, we distribute a weekly newsletter to 350,000 people interested in social justice, nonviolence, ecological responsibility and renewable energy.

    I have a few questions about the site, and would love to talk about possibly working together. Send me an email at your convenience.

    Thanks Tom!

  8. Talk about denial… Are any of these morons up on current events? The entire world knows that global warming is a big scam. These people are probably heavily invested in carbon credits. You know, planning to make a fortune from our pocket books… Wake up people! Global Warming and the Big Green movement is run by a bunch of money grubbing carpet baggers, and this site is full of them…

    1. Thanks for the intelligent comment Dana. “This site is full of them…” I love these comments where people have absolutely no clue and thus go on some personal attack against people they don’t know. Yours is the best one in awhile. Keep that open mind – it really helps make for a better world.

  9. just wanted to let everyone know that lake erie has frozen over the first time in 14 years, explain that. i bet when you say global warming you really mean climate change, right. is that how you will continue your lie now that global warming has been busted. you people dont even look at the real facts right in front of your face, 5 feet of snow in dc is not global warming. i used to believe in global warming until the they said me breathing co2 was bad for the enviroment and wants to tax me for that, WAKE UP!! you people have need to get some help with your denial, you all really look foolish!

    1. Hi NIck,

      Wow, I guess you really told us, eh?

      1) When I look out my window I don’t see Lake Erie… Hmm… Never mind, probably way too subtle for you.

      2) A quote from Gary Garnet, a meteorologist for the National Ice Center:
      “Garnet said it is fairly common for Lake Erie to freeze, and in an average Ohio winter, it is close to completely frozen most years.”

      3) Five feet of snow in DC isn’t global warming. It’s winter.

      4) I assume you had science class in the third grade, right? So your understanding of biological respiration and the natural carbon cycle is such that when Glenn Beck et. al. tells you that anyone, anywhere has suggested a tax on your “breathing CO2”, you believe it? That’s pretty weak, man. (Think about it, if you can. Where did that CO2 that you’re exhaling just come from?)

      Nick, I’ve got no problem letting you get your say in. But before you go blathering on about how others look foolish, you may want to take pause and consider it is you that is being played for a fool.

      The fact is there are very thoughtful and intelligent people that are skeptical of global warming. I’m happy to discuss it with them. You, however, sound completely reactionary (to the seasons, no less) and have no idea what you’re talking about.

      Go read a book or something. You’ve got to try a lot harder than this.

  10. Hello
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  11. Hi,

    Thought you might be interested to know that our blog, The Benshi, has recently posted interviews with Ed Begley, Jr., climatologist and RealClimate blogger Michael Mann, and even global warming skeptic Marc Morano.


    As for a little background on what we’re doing here:

    The Benshi was started this past January by scientist-turned-filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson, author of “Don’t Be Such A Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style” and director of the films “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus” and “Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy.” The site is more a collection of essays than a traditional blog. Although the topics vary week to week, the overall emphasis is improving science communication through the use humor, storytelling, and media.

    Take care,

    Ryan Mitchell

  12. Hi guys,

    I am contacting you from a new initiative that we have set up targeting bloggers across the world. As you blog about green issues I think that our project may be something that is close to your heart.

    Basically, our company – Ixpo – has just started an initiative to try and reduce the carbon footprint of blogs around the world. You can read up more information on our website – – but the basic idea is that a blog which attracts 15,000 hits or less per month contributes around 3.5kg’s of carbon every year to the atmoshpere (some dude at Harvard University worked that out).

    The UNFCC has discovered that 1 tree can remove 10kg’s of carbon per year from the environment.

    So, our initiative is to plant 1 tree for each blog that adds one of our buttons to their website. Free of charge. No donations, nothing.

    The planting of this tree should result in your blog being carbon positive to the tune of around 6.5kg’s of carbom per year.

    We will work with the National Forest Foundation, who we will get to plant one tree in a forest in the US, for every blog that adds one of the buttons.

    Please have a look at our website at and see if you want to help the initiative out. If not, no problem, but if you could help by adding a button to your blog that would be excellent!

    Many thanks,

    Dan Greenslade,

  13. As you know, aviation travel is still an essential part of our lives—despite a tumultuous airline industry, economy, and environment. These days the focus has gone beyond aircrafts, and the airport has almost become a destination itself. In addition, airport architecture is now important within civil engineering. Not only should the airport be comfortable and convenient, but also well built and creative. Restaurants and shops have dominated the airport experience, and have become an essential part of economic growth. This month’s D CEO, Dallas’ publication for C-level executives, highlights DFW Airport and CEO Jeff Fegan and the work he’s done to grow and expand DFW Airport—and what this means for airports around the world. In terms of making DFW sustainble, Fegan states that the “The only carbon footprint of any substance out of DFW is the aircraft.” The strides he’s made in this area are not to go unnoticed, as detailed in the article below.

    Find out what he’s doing differently and why what’s happening at DFW matters here:
    Let me know your thoughts when you’re done. Also, the author, Jason Heid, is available for any further interviews or questions if you have them.
    I know you’re busy, so thank you for your time.

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  15. Is our planet going up in smoke?


    From: Mines and Communities
    1 September 2010

    No embargo

    Prospects are now dwindling that a binding Climate Change treaty will be agreed in Mexico later this year. But the science is no longer in any serious doubt. Fossil fuels, used to generate power, are the major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions – and coal is the largest single culprit.

    Yet many states now plan to deepen their dependency on coal, while the social and environmental impacts of mining it receive much less attention – even from climate change activists – than the consequences of burning it.

    For nearly a decade the Mines and Communities(MAC) network has addressed the social, environmental and human rights consequences of global mineral extraction.

    This week, MAC publishes Dark Materials, an in-depth piece of research that exposes the cold facts behind the coal figures.

    The report concludes that :

    1. Projections of future coal demand are often at variance with each other. As yet there is little sign of an imminent rush to massive new production. But, while demand has flattened in some countries, reliance on coal is accelerating in others.
    2. The Asia-Pacific region provides the critical market for exported coal. Despite their own significant coal reserves, India and China are likely to become the biggest importers.
    3. Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of steam coal. Predominantly located in tropical forests, Indonesian mines are among the most damaging and least regulated anywhere.
    4. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is severely flawed as a technology to reduce global greenhouse emissions created by burning coal. Even if this were not the case, the good health of our planet and its inhabitants requires a drastic reduction in coal use over the next ten years.
      The employment and food security of millions of people are currently linked to coal mining and carbon-fuelled electricity. Nonetheless, the creation of more sustainable livelihoods is possible – so long as there is the will to do so
    5. .

    Content of Dark Materials:

    * A summary of coal types, end-uses, in-country reserves, global consumption and exports
    * An assessment of the social, environmental consequences of mining coal
    * A scrutiny of coal-related policies in key exporting countries
    * A rundown on the world’s leading private and public coal mining companies – and what they plan for the near-future
    * A discussion of the relationship between Indonesia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, and India as Indonesia’s most important customer.

    Dark Materials is published in advance of the October 2010“Deadly Coal” tour of Europe by two leading Indonesian mining critics. This initiative is organised by JATAM (Jakarta) with the UK-based Down To Earth (DTE – the International Campaign for Ecological Justice in Indonesia) in coordination with several European non-governmental organisations.


    * An Op-Ed, summarising the content of Dark Materials, is attached and may be freely reproduced

    * Dark Materials, the full report, is available on-line (in html and pdf formats) at:

    For further information, please email:

    To know more about the “Deadly Coal” campaign, please email:

  16. We are the gift of the Nature . We should take care of it and so on, it will take care of us and all belongs to it.

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