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.
3 min read · Aug 5th · A shutdown of the Atlantic currents would have devastating global impacts and cannot be allowed to happen, researchers say
The research found “an almost complete loss of stability over the last century” of the currents that researchers call the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). The currents are already at their slowest point in at least 1,600 years, but the new analysis shows they may be nearing a shutdown.
~17 min read · Jan 25th · A climate scientist spent years trying to get people to pay attention to the disaster ahead. His wife is exhausted. His older son thinks there’s no future. And nobody but him will use the outdoor…