John Fialka



John was the founding editor of Climatewire. He's now a reporter working on special projects, based in Denver, Co. He's a former reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered a wide variety of issues for the Washington bureau. He also served abroad as the lead reporter for the Journal in the first Gulf War and in the London bureau, during the waning days of the Cold War. He has written four books and is the co-founder of SOAR!, a group that has raised more than $10 million to help retired Catholic sisters and brothers.

Latest Stories


Should we change Earth to halt warming? Scientists say maybe

BOULDER, Colo. — On most days here, a small team of scientists uses a model to explore a scenario that begins in 2040, after a series of shocks have finally roused the world to take immediate action on the global climate. The purpose is to explore what would happen and what might still be done if humanity gets a late start in addressing the escalating effects of climate change.


Balloon near space explores global shade from sunlight

BOULDER, Colo. — A team of scientists from Harvard University is planning the world's first substantial experiment in the stratosphere to see whether an aerosol of tiny reflective particles might help cool the Earth from the gathering solar heat caused by carbon dioxide emissions.


Are advanced biofuels ready for takeoff?

In 2008, a group of airlines came to Boeing Co., the world's largest aerospace company, with a big problem. At that point, the United States was weighing policies to fight climate change. One of them involved cutting emissions from jet fuel.