Climate Change

Climate Change Is a Political—Not Partisan—Story

And newsrooms need to cover the 2020 elections as a climate story.

Andrew McCormick

The Media Isn’t Ready to Cover Climate Apartheid

The press needs to reckon with the prevalence of a worldview that defaults to the perspective of the white and wealthy.
Michelle García

Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic foreshadow another global disaster, one that will not be eased by a vaccine or masks: the climate crisis. And like Covid-19, the calamities of climate change will not be experienced equally. The wealthy will escape the brunt of environmental destruction, while much of the world’s… Continue Reading >

Green New Deal

Climate Change Is a Political—Not Partisan—Story

And newsrooms need to cover the 2020 elections as a climate story.

Andrew McCormick

Republicans Lose Their Collective Mind Over Ilhan Omar’s Call to Dismantle ‘Systems of Oppression’

They’re really telling on themselves.

John Nichols

Climate-Justice Stories Are in Every Community, Waiting to Be Told

Centering racial, economic, and gender justice in climate coverage is about being journalistically accurate, not politically correct.

Mark Hertsgaard

Election 2020

Making the Climate Emergency the Story of the 2020 Elections

America’s journalists must do much better this time around.

Mark Hertsgaard

Climate Grief

Can Psychedelics Treat Climate Grief?

Author Michael Pollan talks about whether drugs that comfort the terminally ill can also help people mourning the climate future.

Mark Hertsgaard

Covering Climate Now

Climate Change Is a Political—Not Partisan—Story

And newsrooms need to cover the 2020 elections as a climate story.

Andrew McCormick

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

Newsrooms have to cover the real horse race in 2020: the race against climate breakdown.

Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Deadly Heat Is Killing Americans

A decade of inaction on climate change has put even more lives at risk.

Dean Russell, Elisabeth Gawthrop, Veronica Penney, Ali Raj and Bridget Hickey

United Nations

This Is Why the World Is Facing Climate Catastrophe

At the COP 25 summit in Madrid, the powerful countries stalled and squabbled while activists marched and pleaded for serious climate action.

Ben Ehrenreich

Fossil Fuels

Does the Climate Crisis Spell the End of Big Oil?

Financial markets are rightfully taking climate change seriously, but it’s humanity, not bottom lines, that should be our top concern.

Mark Hertsgaard

United Nations and Climate

Green New Deal

Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff’s Campaign for Climate Justice

A Colorado progressive, with an urgent Green New Deal message, is closing the gap in a key Democratic primary for the US Senate.

John Nichols

Just Like Covid-19, Racial Justice Is a Climate Story

And Joe Biden’s possible endorsement of a Green New Deal is a good way to tell it.

Mark Hertsgaard

The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party Is a Fight for the Future

Henry Wallace, FDR’s vice president, argued 75 years ago that Democrats had to go big on economic and social and racial justice. That’s still true.

John Nichols

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