In covering Covid-19, newsrooms have learned to process a topic that affects all of their verticals, from politics to sports. That same interdisciplinary approach is now needed to cover the climate crisis.
For climate journalism to resonate with audiences and to give them context, news organisations should focus on a few key metrics of climate change and then keep explaining and referring to these key metrics regularly.
Climate change is a topic that can easily make readers feel helpless. Of course, journalists should never belittle the climate crisis but report accurately. In addition, though, they should point to solutions wherever possible.