David Roberts writes in the preview to his new energy newsletter Volts:
“What frustrates me about most journalism, including climate and energy journalism, is that it takes a kind of middle-distance view, not close enough to truly examine and understand any particular thing and not far enough away to situate it in the big picture. You end up with a bunch of facts but little understanding.
So sometimes I go up real close. This involves getting into a level of wonky detail that editors have always told me readers don’t want — and readers have always told me they do want. Over and over again in my career, readers have affirmed that they’re willing to invest the time to get the full picture.”