It’s Climate Week! Begin your COP26 Coverage Today

Today begins Climate Week, a packed seven days that includes the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting and youth activists’ Global Climate Strike. We hope and expect to see a surge in climate journalism. But it’s important that we as journalists treat this week as the start of a period of intensive coverage that continues […]

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Presenting the Inaugural CCNow Climate Journalism Awards Finalists

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the first Covering Climate Now Climate Journalism Awards. The quality of work demonstrated by these finalists gives us great faith in the future of climate journalism. Scan the list and you’ll find brilliantly conceived, superbly executed stories from print reporters and photojournalists, digital, […]

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Climate Delay Is the New Climate Denial

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. From the industry that has denied climate change for decades, now comes a new tactic: “climate delay.” Some of the world’s biggest oil companies now appear to be ditching climate denial in favor of posing as enthusiastic backers of climate solutions. Left unsaid is that their “solutions” do […]

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Climate Silence Reigns, As the Emergency Explodes

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Hurricane Ida has left more than a million people in Louisiana without running water, electricity, or air conditioning amid a heat index topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The Caldor fire destroyed hundreds of houses and forced mass evacuations around Lake Tahoe in California. Abroad, vast swaths of Siberia were […]

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COP26 could not be more important. Kickstart your coverage now.

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. COP26, set for November in Glasgow, Scotland, is not just another international meeting. As journalists, our coverage of the summit should begin now. Audiences need to know the summit is coming and that the world’s scientists say it’s now or never for governments to reach an agreement for […]

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Code Red: Countdown to COP26

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Last week, IPCC scientists issued a grim update on the realities of climate change, which UN Secretary General António Guterres called a “code red for humanity.” That report will form the basis of debates and decisions at COP26, the global summit taking place in Glasgow from October 31 […]

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After a “Code Red” IPCC Report, Journalists Must Keep Up the Pace

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Monday’s report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was striking, if not surprising. It warned that the consequences of climate change—including recent extreme weather events that have wreaked havoc around the globe—will grow dramatically worse this century if humanity fails to act. As CCNow executive director Mark Hertsgaard […]

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