People Are Talking About 2019




…what we see when we look back over the past year and the past decade…

Climate Reporting in 2019: A Year of Warnings. And Also Hope.

By Christopher Flavelle 12/25/19
It was a big year for climate reporting, and not necessarily for the good news. Wildfires consumed vast parts of the Amazon and Arctic alike. Greenhouse gas emissions continued to rise, but President Trump served notice…

… the resounding and disappointing outcome of COP25

U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity

By Somini Sengupta 12/15/19
In what was widely denounced as one of the worst outcomes in a quarter-century of climate negotiations, United Nations talks ended early Sunday morning with the United States and other big polluters blocking even a…

… Countdown, a new partnership to fight climate change by TED and YOUTUBE

TED launches global climate initiative with help from YouTube

By Justine Calma 12/04/19
TED announced a new climate change initiative called Countdown with the help of YouTube and a coalition of global leaders and nonprofit environmental organizations today at an event in New York City. The effort plans…

… Wildfires in California

California wildfires map

The most recent fire is the Sobrante fire, which started on Nov. 1. It is 0% contained and has burned 35 acres so far.The largest active fire is the Kincade fire, which has burned 77,758…

… How courts in New York and Boston are taking fossil fuel companies to court over climate change deception.

America Misled: How the fossil fuel industry deliberately misled Americans about climate change

By John Cook, Geoffrey Supran, Stephan Lewandowsky, Naomi Oreskes, Ed Maibach 10/19/19
Over the past few decades, the fossil fuel industry has subjected the American public to a well-funded, well-orchestrated disinformation campaign about the reality and severity of human-caused climate change.

…Jane Fonda. Time for the old people to step up, take responsibility, and be as powerful for their generation as Greta is for hers.

Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

By Steven Mufson 10/11/19
Fonda takes on the role of climate activist and brings it to a new stage: the Capitol, where she will demonstrate until she is arrested. And she will do the same thing for 14 Fridays…

… Greta, and the media can’t stop covering her. She is our own Joan of Arc, a warrior and utterly unique.

WATCH: Greta Thunberg’s full speech to world leaders at UN Climate Action Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop climate change. "You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty…

…The United National Climate Action Summit with hundreds of events taking place through NYC.

Climate Protesters and World Leaders: Same Planet, Different Worlds

By Somini Sengupta 09/21/19
On Monday, at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, comes a glimpse of how far presidents and prime ministers are willing to go. The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, expects around 60 countries to…

…The Climate Strike, 7.6 million kids and their grown-up allies, marching all over the world, standing up, speaking up.

Protesting Climate Change, Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike

By Somini Sengupta 09/20/19
Anxious about their future on a hotter planet and angry at world leaders for failing to arrest the crisis, masses of young people poured into the streets on every continent on Friday for a day…

…A media initiative started by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation & signed onto by 250 outlets.

A new beginning for climate reporting

By Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope 09/16/19
Launched by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation, more than 250 news outlets have embraced their initiative to report on climate change this week — reaching more than a billion people. This is easily…

…Jonathan Franzen and his article in New York Magazine on the climate apocalypse.

What If We Stopped Pretending?

By Jonathan Franzen 09/08/19
The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it. The struggle to rein in global carbon emissions and keep the planet from melting down has the…


Trump tweet

By Donald J. Trump 02/13/20
In addition to Florida - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD…

National Weather Service tweet

By NWS 09/01/19
Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system will remain too far east. #alwx