PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT 2019

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT…

12/25/19

…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…
12/15/19

… the resounding and disappointing outcome of COP25

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

By Somini Sengupta Photo by Bernat Armangue/Associated Press 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…
12/04/19

… 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…
11/01/19

… Wildfires in California

California wildfires map

11/02/19
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…
10/21/19

… 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…
10/11/19

…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 Video by Luis Velarde/The Washington Post 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.…
09/23/19

… 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

10/02/19
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…
09/21/19

…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 Photo by Bruno Kelly/Reuters 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…
09/20/19

…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 Photo by Axel Heimken/DPA, via Agence France-Presse 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…
09/16/19

…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…
09/08/19

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

What If We Stopped Pretending?

By Jonathan Franzen Illustration by Leonardo Santamaria 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…
09/01/19

…Misinformation

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…

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…