Providing a Local Perspective on Global Climate Change

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.

Providing a Local Perspective on Global Climate Change

By Abby Leeds Photo: Tom Campbell
The post Providing a Local Perspective on Global Climate Change appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Democrats’ New Climate Plan Says Polluters Shouldn’t Receive Immunity From Lawsuits for Climate Impacts

The post Democrats’ New Climate Plan Says Polluters Shouldn’t Receive Immunity From Lawsuits for Climate Impacts appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Why Climate Change is Too Important to Leave to “Green” Politics

By Philippa Nutall Jones
The post Why Climate Change is Too Important to Leave to “Green” Politics appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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New Polling Shows Dramatically Low Levels of Support for Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Home / News & Events / New Polling Shows Dramatically Low Levels of Support for Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge In the News · June 30, 2020 New Polling Shows Dramatically Low Levels…
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Coal communities increasingly rely on federal health programs

Coal’s decline has forced staunchly anti-Obamacare politicians to reconsider Medicaid expansion, while rural communities depend on telehealth more than ever.
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How energy issues and civil rights issues intersect

Systemic racism and energy issues are connected in multiple ways, NAACP’s Jacqui Patterson explains.
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With Much of the World’s Economy Slowed Down, Green Energy Powers On

By Stanley Reed Photo: Charlotte de la Fuente for The New York Times
Wind giants are trying to shrug off the effects of the pandemic.
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Climate change is also a racial justice problem

By Sarah Kaplan Illustration: Michael Parkin for the Washington Post
Normally, I use this column to respond to questions from readers about climate change. But — amid our ongoing national reckoning with racism prompted by the unequal impacts of the covid-19 pandemic, the recent killings…
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New Poll: Voters Support Stimulus for Clean Energy, Not Fossil Fuels

We are pleased to release the results of a new national survey. We find that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, voters want climate action as part of the economic recovery plan…
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Is BlackRock the new vampire squid?

The investment giant casts itself as socially responsible while contributing to the climate catastrophe, evading regulatory scrutiny, and angling to influence a Biden administration.
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