John Fialka



John was the founding editor of Climatewire. He's now a reporter working on special projects, based in Denver, Colo. 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.

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Pruitt's home state is a climate‑tracking pioneer

It's well-known that Oklahoma is home to two of the most influential critics of mainstream climate science in the U.S. government. Less widely known: The state that's home to EPA boss Scott Pruitt and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) has been leading the nation in its pioneering efforts to track and forecast the extreme weather fueled by a warming climate.


Fish forced to 'move, die or evolve'

Rapidly rising ocean surface temperatures are scrambling habitats and will likely lead to major declines this century in nutrition and income for nations dependent on ocean fishing, according to new research.