Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now is a global journalism initiative committed to bringing more and better coverage to the defining story of our time. Cofounded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review, our initiative includes more than 300 outlets worldwide, and dozens of institutional and independent partners, with a combined audience of more than 1 billion people.

More are joining by the day. For more information and a full list of our partners, please visit CoveringClimateNow.org.

Christiana Figueres poses for a photo after an interview with the Associated Press prior to a news conference of

“No One Wins on a Dead Planet”: A Former UN Climate Chief Loses Faith in Fossil Fuel Companies “No One Wins on a Dead Planet”: A Former UN Climate Chief Loses Faith in Fossil Fuel Companies

At COP28, Christiana Figueres, the architect of the Paris climate agreement, said people must balance outrage and optimism.

Nov 30, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Ajit Niranjan

Veronica Johnson, chief meteorologist at WJLA, gives the weather forecast on air at the station on January 10, 2023, in Arlington, Va.

How TV News Can Help Save the Planet How TV News Can Help Save the Planet

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

Nov 29, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Kyle Pope and Elena González

Actress Jane Fonda is arrested during the

Jane Fonda’s Last Crusade Jane Fonda’s Last Crusade

The activist and Hollywood legend is “having a ball” electing climate champions across the US.

Oct 4, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

get big oil out of cop28! poster/ protester extinction rebellion

Exclude Fossil Fuel Firms From COP 28 if They Only Want to Obstruct Exclude Fossil Fuel Firms From COP 28 if They Only Want to Obstruct

“My patience ran out,” said Christiana Figueres, who for years had advocated for oil companies to be involved in policymaking talks.

Sep 22, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Dharna Noor

Activists lie down during a 'Rally for Climate Sanity' outside Calgary's Town Hall in opposition to the 24th World Petroleum Congress Opening Ceremony, on September 17, 2023, in Calgary, Canada.

Making Climate the Everything Story Making Climate the Everything Story

The news media needs to stop treating climate change as a niche topic—and start treating it as the most important story of our time.

Sep 19, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Demonstrators hold up signs and props at the 2022 COP27 U.N. summit

How to Stop the Spread of Climate Disinformation How to Stop the Spread of Climate Disinformation

Governments should make companies alter the algorithms that amplify climate falsehoods.

Feb 1, 2023 / Covering Climate Now / Erika Seiber and Michael Khoo

A South Korean climate activist at the COP27 climate conference in Egypt, wearing a face mask reading

A Soundtrack for the Climate Emergency A Soundtrack for the Climate Emergency

A stunning new cover of the 1960s anthem “Eve of Destruction” tops a collection for a world on fire.

Dec 15, 2022 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

Parkland students help register voters in Tallahassee in July, 2018.

Can Gen Z Save the Midterms for Democrats? Can Gen Z Save the Midterms for Democrats?

Progressive organizers predict a “youth wave” election-night surprise.

Nov 7, 2022 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

A journalist using binoculars during an event to understand the impact of climate change on biodiversity in Kenya's Lake Nakuru National Park

Journalism Turns a Corner on Climate Change Journalism Turns a Corner on Climate Change

Watch the Covering Climate Now TV special Burning Questions tonight on public television’s WORLD channel.

Oct 25, 2022 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

David Malpass speaking in a suit

The White House Wants a Climate Denier Out as World Bank President The White House Wants a Climate Denier Out as World Bank President

John Kerry backs Al Gore’s call to “get rid of” David Malpass at the world’s largest development bank.

Sep 22, 2022 / Covering Climate Now / Mark Hertsgaard

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