At the Conventions, Cover Climate as an Emergency not an “Issue”

Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter. It’s rare to hear the term “climate emergency” in media and political discourse in the United States, even though that is the term thousands of scientists say most accurately describes the situation facing humanity. More than 13,000 scientists have now signed the “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate […]

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Say It With Us: Extreme Weather Is Climate Change in Action!

Photo: A powerful derecho caused widespread damage across Iowa Farmland (Photo: Getty Images) Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. Today, a wildfire is raging in Colorado, forcing home evacuations and closing part of the Interstate near Grand Junction. In the Midwest on Monday, powerful “Derecho” storms ripped through several states, […]

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Will Climate Break Through in Big Media’s Elections Coverage?

Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. On November 4, the United States will officially leave the Paris climate accord. The accord, agreed upon five years ago by virtually every country on earth, commits governments to keeping global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius—a sensible ambition considering the record heat […]

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Talking Shop: Climate Change and the 2020 Elections

This coming Thursday, July 30, at 12:00 noon US ET, Covering Climate Now hosts our next Talking Shop webinar, about climate change and the 2020 US elections. RSVP below — we hope to see you there! Twenty-twenty may be remembered as the year humanity decided whether “to keep driving off the climate cliff—or to take the last exit.” So […]

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Extreme Heat Is a Climate Story. So Are its Unequal Impacts.

Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images News / Getty Images Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. In Washington, D.C., this week, temperatures are reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Parts of the South and Midwest of the United States aren’t faring much better, and in many locations it’s been this way for weeks. […]

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