Al Roker: This June Hottest on Record

Meteorologist Al Roker of NBC News, a CCNow partner, reported today that this past June was the hottest ever recorded and 2020 is on track to be the second hottest ever, year to date. “June 2020 is the 426th consecutive month above average, that’s 35 years. Florida is on track for it’s hottest year on […]

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The Climate Connection to Extreme Weather, Explained

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images News / Getty Images Extensive resources exist that break down how climate plays a role in each type of extreme weather event. Below, in excerpts taken from our friends at Climate Central, is a brief summary of how climate change affects various kinds of extreme weather events, as well as […]

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The Climate Emergency Won’t Wait for the Press to Play Catch-up

Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. **This special edition of the Climate Beat is a column by Covering Climate Now co-founders Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope. It was co-published today by The Guardian, The Nation, and the Columbia Journalism Review and is available for republication by all CCNow partners.**  TO HEAR MANY JOURNALISTS TELL […]

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Talking Shop: Extreme Weather and the Climate Connection

Attention Journalists: On Wednesday, July 1, at 12:00 noon Eastern time, Covering Climate Now will host our next Talking Shop webinar, co-hosted by Climate Central, about covering extreme weather events through a climate lens. You can RSVP below — we hope to see you there! Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes have become common in recent […]

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Staggering Heat, Extreme Weather, and Reporting the Climate Connection 

Sign up to receive the weekly Climate Beat newsletter in your inbox. Last week, hundreds of meteorologists and climate scientists around the world united to send a message about climate change. Under the “#ShowYourStripes” campaign, meteorologists used a simple blue-and-red striped pattern, designed by UK-climate scientist Ed Hawkins, to demonstrate global temperature rise over the years. […]

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