Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes have become common in recent years. Yet too often, we as journalists struggle to report the climate connection, which leaves our stories incomplete and our audiences misinformed on climate. The storm season this year is forecast to be especially active, so unfortunately there will likely be no shortage of opportunities to get this right.
Covering Climate Now co-hosted this webinar with Climate Central, about covering extreme weather events through a climate lens.
We convened meteorologists and other journalists to share the latest science and best practices for how to include it in summer weather coverage and reporting.
- John Morales, Chief Meteorologist at NBC News affiliate WTVJ in Miami
- Kat Snow, Science Editor at KQED public radio in San Francisco
- Manka Behl, Senior Correspondent at the Times of India covering Environment and Climate Change.
Mark Hertsgaard, CCNow’s executive director and the environment correspondent for The Nation, and Bernadette Woods Placky, Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Director at Climate Central, moderated.