Talking climate justice with the NAACP


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.

Talking climate justice with the NAACP

Don Addu (third from left) pictured with fellow panelists Chandra Farley and Sandra Upchurch to his right, and other conference attendees. Talking climate justice with the NAACP By Mary Gable When we think about the…
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Rotary International magazine features CCL

Marshall Saunders, CCL’s founder, is a longtime Rotarian. Rotary International magazine features CCL By Flannery Winchester “Rotarians understand that the whole world is their backyard. They can see the effects of climate change in communities…
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Seeking drought relief: The Navajo turn to NASA

The horses came from miles around. Seeking life, they found death. Last spring, the arid western edge of the Navajo Nation in Arizona was drier than it had been in many years. Feral and wild…
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A climate migration crisis is escalating in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people are being displaced from their coastal homes and are moving into the slums of cities unprepared to handle the influx.
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Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 34: Students demand climate action

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Cold water currently slowing fastest Greenland glacier

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Minnesota’s famed winter isn’t what it used to be

By Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen
Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross-country ski race in Minnesota for years.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Wilbur Li

Wilbur Li Volunteer Spotlight: Wilbur Li By Natalie Desmaris Wilbur Li is a junior at MIT studying computer science and mechanical engineering who hopes to make his future career in clean energy. In his free…
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Judge blocks federal drilling leases: government must consider climate

By Dana Drugmand
A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration’s authorization of oil and gas leasing in Wyoming failed to adequately consider climate change, a decision that invalidated drilling leases for more than 300,000 acres of federal…
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Africa is running out of water as cities see populations boom

Africa has been plagued by water shortages in recent months, manifestations of a global supply squeeze brought on by drought, population growth, urbanization and insufficient investment in dams and other infrastructure.
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