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Entrevista: 'Nenhum candidato pode ficar sem ouvir perguntas de mudança climática', defende jornalista americano

Kyle Pope elogia cobertura da imprensa brasileira na tragédia do RS e diz que, diante do impacto do clima no país, jornalistas devem tratar tema como prioridade nas eleições

June 1, 2024
O Globo

This World Press Freedom Day, Climate Journalism is More Important Than Ever

As climate change wreaks havoc in a year when half the world will vote, the importance of environmental journalism and a free press cannot be understated.

May 3, 2024
Green Queen

Journalist Mark Hertsgaard Discusses Climate Change and the Media

Hertsgaard, co-founder and executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now, spoke at the Yale School of Management on April 4 as part of the R. Peter Straus Lecture series.

April 8, 2024
Yale School of Management

How TV News Can Help Save the Planet

Television stations should take the lead on transforming the global climate story into a local one.

November 29, 2023
The Nation

Columbia Journalism Review Editor Leaving to Encourage News Outlets to Devote More Time to Climate

Saying that journalism isn’t showing enough urgency in covering climate change, the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review is leaving his job to devote his time to try and change that.

October 3, 2023
Associated Press

Crafting a New Approach to Covering the Climate

Hundreds of journalists, editors, and media managers from around the globe gathered at the Columbia Journalism School this week to discuss ways to transform how the world’s press covers climate.

September 22, 2023
Columbia Journalism Review

Meet Winners of Covering Climate Now’s Journalism Awards

As the world faces an increasingly dire climate emergency, MetroFocus welcomes three winners of this year’s edition of Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards.

September 20, 2023
Peril and Promise

L.A. Times Wins Two Journalism Awards from Covering Climate Now

Times Energy Reporter Sammy Roth was recognized for the Boiling Point newsletter, and Columnists Erika D. Smith and Anita Chabria were recognized for their series ‘Rebuild, Reburn’

September 18, 2023
Los Angeles Times

The Weather Channel, Pattrn To Cover Climate Journalism Awards

Network will cover other Climate Week NYC events

September 14, 2023
Broadcasting & Cable

The Climate Ramifications of the Debt Ceiling Bill

Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and environment correspondent for The Nation magazine, offers a look at what the debt ceiling agreement means for key climate measures and how climate-related policy is shaping up as an election issue.

June 6, 2023
WNYC

Everyone Is a Climate Reporter Now

That’s why journalism schools need to incorporate climate science reporting into their standard curricula

November 1, 2022
Nieman Reports

DW Joins Covering Climate Now

DW partnered with Covering Climate Now, a global news collaboration of 500-plus news outlets, to expand its international collaboration and help raise climate's visibility and impact in the public agenda.

June 17, 2022
Deutsche Welle

Media Awards Highlight Human Stories of Climate Crisis

The winning entries were hailed by judges for capturing the urgency of the global climate crisis, bringing to light "abundant solutions," and inspiring people and policymakers to act.

June 15, 2022
AFP

Is There Still Time to Mitigate Climate Change?

Mark Hertsgaard, executive director of Covering Climate Now and enviro correspondent of The Nation, joins to discuss how certain aggressive public policies, if enacted right away, could help mitigate some of the most extreme climate disasters.

February 17, 2022
WNYC

COP26: Who Do We Edit out of the Climate Crisis?

Most reporters in the developing world can’t afford to attend high stakes climate conferences like the COP26 held in Glasgow this month. Neither can most climate activists. What is lost?

November 12, 2021
Columbia Journalism Review

Media Roundtable: Frontline Groups Say COP26 Agreements Contain Insufficient Commitments on Fossil Fuels

Countries have agreed to phase out coal financing, cut their methane emissions, halt deforestation, and help vulnerable countries fight the climate crisis. What do these agreements actually mean and how are frontline communities responding?

November 12, 2021
KAWL

Will UN Climate Conference Have Significant Impact on California Policies?

The United Nations climate change conference wraps up Friday in Scotland. And while an agreement hasn't been reached, the summit could have varying impacts on California. Mark Hertsgaard weighs in.

November 12, 2021
KQED

COP26 Continues: An Update on the UN Climate Change Conference

Mark Hertsgaard talks about the latest key developments from COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

November 11, 2021
WNYC

Climate Week: Key Takeaways From The First Five Days Of The United Nations Climate Summit

World leaders have left the United Nations climate conference - also called COP26 - and now the real negotiations begin. For the next week, professional diplomats will convert the plans laid out by heads of state into compromises and agreements.

November 4, 2021
KPCC

Why Is COP26 Important?

Mark Hertsgaard explains why COP26 is important in the history of climate summits and their resulting climate commitments, specifically with regard to limiting temperature rise.

November 1, 2021
Pattrn, by The Weather Channel

CBS News: World Leaders Attend Crucial Climate Summit

Mark Hertsgaard discusses what’s at stake as the United Nations COP26 summit gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

November 1, 2021
CBS News

ABC News: Young Activists Doing Their Part to Combat Climate Change

As COP26 kicks off, Mark Hertsgaard speaks about the impact young activists have had on the climate change movement.

November 1, 2021
ABC News

CNN: Exxon CEO Testimony 'Very Close to an Outright Lie' Says Climate Journalist

Mark Hertsgaard talks about the Build Back Better bill and the congressional hearings on disinformation and the fossil fuel industry.

October 28, 2021
CNN

KALW: Media Roundtable: What Needs To Happen At Cop26 To Combat The Climate Crisis?

In the midst of a hunger strike in front of the White House, Mark Hertsgaard speaks about the role of young people in fighting climate change, the House climate disinformation hearing, and takes calls from audience members.

October 28, 2021
KAWL

ABC News: 'Climate Crisis: Saving Tomorrow' Features Unprecedented Climate Change

The network announced that it has joined CCNow and will launch a new, specialized climate unit devoted to the topic of climate change.

October 27, 2021
ABC News

The Washington Post: Campaigning ‘From the Middle Out’ Won’t Save Democrats

Even the media is starting to acknowledge how climate change is behind the weather catastrophes increasing in number and force, writes columnist Katrina van den Heuvel.

October 26, 2021
The Washington Post

The Journal: 'Is This Good Enough Anymore?'

Mark Hertsgaard tells the Irish online news outlet that years of 'media silence' around climate are unlikely to return.

October 25, 2021
The Journal

Metrofocus: Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards

CCNow co-founder Kyle Pope, the editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, and two of the CCNow journalism award winners, Michelle García, a journalist and essayist, and Jeff Goodell, a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, talk about the new climate awards.

October 13, 2021
Metrofocus

WNYC’s On the Media: Unnatural Disasters

Mark Hertsgaard talks about why the press should remind us of climate change's impact on so-called "natural disasters."

September 17, 2021
WNYC

Current.org: 5 Takeaways From the Expansion of Public Radio’s Climate Change Coverage

Public radio newsrooms that have ramped up reporting on climate change are finding new ways to help their audiences understand the local impact of an urgent and complicated global news story.

August 19, 2021
Current.org

YES! Magazine: Why the Shift from “Climate Change” to “Climate Emergency” Matters

The absolutely excellent organization Covering Climate Now recently asked a bunch of publications to sign a pledge to call the climate crisis a climate emergency. Many balked.

July 5, 2021
Yes! Magazine

WBUR: Media Coverage Of Climate Change Is Improving. But That Alone Won't Stamp Out Disinformation

Some of that increase in climate coverage is attributable to news industry projects such as Covering Climate Now.

July 2, 2021
WBUR

Columbia Journalism Review: ‘Survival and Science’—Our Fight Against Climate Silence

Mark Hertsgaard discusses how to tell stories about the climate crisis that land with impact and why covering the climate crisis is journalism, not advocacy.

April 30, 2021
Columbia Journalism Review

KCRW: Governments Must Shift Incentives to Tackle Climate Change, Says Mark Hertsgaard

Mark Hertsgaard talks about the overlaps between tackling COVID and climate change

April 21, 2021
KCRW

Common Dreams: Media Coalition Declares That Journalism Should Reflect 'Climate Emergency Is Here'

"Why 'emergency'? Because words matter. To preserve a livable planet, humanity must take action immediately."

April 12, 2021
Common Dreams

How a Texas TV Reporter Gained Confidence to Cover Climate Change

Local journalists can play a powerful role in ensuring the climate story is told right.

February 17, 2021
The Nation

WNYC: America Are We Ready for the First 100 Days?: Climate Change

Mark Hertsgaard joins WNYC’s Brian Lehrer to dig into the new administration's climate change agenda.

February 4, 2021
WNYC

VICE: Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists

The report, paid for by the Alberta government, suggests climate reporters are part of a coordinated ploy by George Soros and other progressive elites to quash capitalism and distribute climate change propaganda.

January 25, 2021
VICE News

Even in a Year as Dire as 2020, Climate Coverage Had a Few Notable Highlights

News outlets must recognize that their audiences, and the public at large, are eager to hear news about climate change and commit to shared, sustained, and substantive climate journalism.

December 29, 2020
Media Matters

Media Must Put the Existential Threat of Climate Change Front and Center

Unlike business or political stories, climate change poses an existential threat to civilization as we know it. If those who control what the public consumes fail to place the climate crisis in the center of our national conversation, it verges on media malpractice.

September 22, 2020
The Washington Post

Adapting to a Changing Climate

How collaboration addresses unique challenges in climate change and environmental reporting.

July 16, 2020
Center for Collaborative Reporting

NBC News Joins Climate Coverage Initiative

Marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NBC News says it is joining the Covering Climate Now global initiative.

April 22, 2020
Multichannel News

The Guardian Joins Forces with Hundreds of Newsrooms to Promote Climate Solutions

The Guardian has long made climate coverage a top news priority, keeping the story on its front page daily. After updating its style guide, refusing oil & gas advertising, and publishing global CO2 levels in the daily forecast, joining CCNow is its next step.

April 19, 2020
The Guardian

How Broadcast TV Networks Covered Climate Change in 2019

Media Matters examined 2019 news coverage of climate change on broadcast TV networks, counting and analyzing segments devoted to climate change.

February 27, 2020
Media Matters

Reuters Reinforces Commitment to Climate Change Coverage by Joining ‘Covering Climate Now’

“Reuters is committed to providing the most accurate and insightful coverage of the climate crisis, as it threatens the health, safety and economic well-being of people world-wide,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen J. Adler.

December 19, 2019
Reuters

Covering Climate Now’s Innovative Model Sets a New Standard for More and Better Climate Coverage

Covering Climate Now, an initiative that comprises media outlets committed to improving their climate journalism, provides an innovative model of how news outlets can collaborate and report on the climate crisis with the sustained attention and urgency the issue deserves.

November 5, 2019
Media Matters for America

How Newsrooms Across the Country Are Covering the Climate Crisis

Editors and reporters across local, national and global newsrooms in radio, online and TV told CNN Business they have been investing in more climate crisis coverage.

September 23, 2019
CNN

Why You're Seeing so Much News Coverage of the Climate Crisis This Month

Kyle Pope, co-founder of Covering Climate Now, said the coalition seeks to marshal news coverage to “match how big this story is.”

September 15, 2019
CNN’s Reliable Sources Podcast