Building Climate Confidence: The South

What issues that matter most in the southern gulf states? Intensifying hurricanes, more flooding, extreme heat, energy production, environmental racism in and outside of cities, and much more.

INVITE Building Climate Confidence: The South

In this webinar, we framed the conversation around the issues that matter most in the southern gulf states: intensifying hurricanes, more flooding downpours extreme heat, energy production, environmental racism in and outside of cities, health impacts related to climate and fossil fuels, and much more.

Watch the recording and review our Deep South toolkit. 

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Want to boost your climate confidence but unsure where to start?

This interactive webinar taking place on March 25th from 1:30-3:00pm Central, will help. For those who are relatively new to the climate story, we’ll provide resources & story ideas, an intro to climate science, and an opportunity to talk shop with reporters from the area.

Climate change affects us all, but in many ways it’s personal: How the climate crisis will play out in one region is different from how it will play out in others, based on geographic, political, and cultural factors. In this webinar, we want to frame the conversation around the issues that matter most in the southern gulf states: intensifying hurricanes, more flooding downpours extreme heat, energy production, environmental racism in and outside of cities, health impacts related to climate and fossil fuels, and much more.

Our panel of experienced journalists will share their testimony on how they got up to speed on the climate issue, challenges they’ve faced in reporting and ideas on how to tell localized, human-centered stories that will engage audiences. We’ll flag common mistakes and best practices to emulate. And there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Hosted by CCNow, Climate Matters in the Newsroom and Southerly, we hope you’ll join us for this 90-minute session to help get you up to speed on all things climate.

PANELISTS

  • Vanessa Alonso, WCBI-TV
  • Dr. Lynne Carter, Adjunct, LSU
  • Heather McTeer Toney, Moms Clean Air Force
  • Lyndsey Gilpin, Southerly
  • Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

Mark Hertsgaard, CCNow’s executive director and the environment correspondent for The Nation and Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central Chief Meteorologist, Climate Matters Director will co-moderate.

This event is co-sponsored by Covering Climate Now, Climate Matters in the Newsroom and Southerly:

Covering Climate Now is a global journalism initiative committed to strengthening coverage of the defining story of our time. Our partners include over 400 news outlets with a combined audience approaching 2 billion people.

Climate Matters in the Newsroom is a climate reporting resource program composed of Climate Central, Climate Communication, and GMU’s Center for Climate Communication. It helps meteorologists and journalists report on climate impacts and solutions in ways that are local, immediate, and personal — grounded in the latest science.

Southerly is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 media organization that covers the intersection of ecology, justice, and culture in the American South.