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CURATED NEWS

Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.

Volunteer Spotlight: Nairobi Cratic

Nairobi Cratic Volunteer Spotlight: Nairobi Cratic By Flannery Winchester In the spotlight today is Nairobi A. Cratic, who’s actually more than a volunteer. Nairobi is CCL’s fall Diversity Fellow in our Washington, D.C., office. Before…
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Citizens’ Climate Radio, Ep. 29: Truth, Fact and Cli-Fi

Citizens’ Climate Radio, Ep. 29: Truth, Fact and Cli-Fi Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episode recaps here, or listen to past episodes here,…
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Climate change’s damaging effects on American Democracy

Major disasters and challenging long-term weather conditions are weakening local governments, increasing racial and class inequality, and reducing trust in government.
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Canada adopts carbon fee and dividend to rein in climate change

Carbon fee and dividend, the solution to tackle climate change proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has emerged as the default policy in Canada to price carbon and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global…
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CCL mobilizes for Washington carbon pricing

(L-R) Richard Lipsky, Brian Emanuels, Rachel Molloy and Elijah Kelimig are just a handful of the volunteers who have been going door to door in Washington, building support for Ballot Initiative 1631. CCL mobilizes for…
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A former Republican congressman’s take on the midterms

Former Republican congressman from Florida, David Jolly A former Republican congressman’s take on the midterms By Sara Wanous Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts an online meeting featuring a guest speaker to educate listeners on…
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Raising climate awareness in Mississippi

Dominika Parry (front row, second from right) is having success with climate advocacy in Mississippi, driven in part by her education program called 2C Mississippi. Raising climate awareness in Mississippi By Philip Finkelstein In some…
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IPCC 1.5°C Report: Planet Nearing Tipping Point

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the much anticipated Special Report on 1.5°C in Incheon, South Korea. The release follows an intense week of editing in which scientists responded to government concerns.…
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Republican Rooney emerges as a leader on climate change

Rep. Francis Rooney (R_FL) speaks at a Capitol Hill briefing on red tide. Republican Rooney emerges as a leader on climate change By Steve Valk The latest Republican to join the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus…
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Senators Nelson and Rubio host red tide briefing with CCL, Ocean Conservancy

Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) addresses the red tide briefing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 27. Senators Nelson and Rubio host red tide briefing with CCL, Ocean Conservancy By Adeline DeYoung On September 27th, Citizens’ Climate…
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