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Sustain What? | What's Next for the Media Covering Climate Change

September 25, 2020
12:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Online
Join host Andy Revkin in a Sustain What conversation on next steps for climate journalism with Mark Hertsgaard, a veteran climate journalist and co-founder of the year-old Covering Climate Now initiative; climate-media analyst Max Boykoff from the University of Colorado, Boulder's Media & Climate Change Observatory; Genevieve Guenther, the founder of End Climate Silence; investigative journalist Elisabeth Gawthrop; and the Earth Institute environmental epidemiologist Robbie Parks, who worked with Gawthrop and a reporting team on a climate-focused investigative series, Hidden Epidemics. Here's background on Hidden Epidemics. The yearlong package examines hidden health effects of extreme climate conditions and was undertaken by Columbia Journalism Investigations, a post-graduate program at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and the Center for Public Integrity: https://journalism.columbia.edu/hidden-epidemics Robbie Parks' research at the Earth Institute focuses on the impact of climate on mortality, disease and nutrition: https://www.earth.columbia.edu/users/profile/robbie-m-parks The Covering Climate Now project, conceived by Hertsgaard and The Nation and Kyle Pope, publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, has spurred hundreds of stories on climate change, which you can review here: https://www.coveringclimatenow.org/ A focused initiative launched during #ClimateWeek centers on climate politics and can be tracked through the hashtag #climatepolitics2020. Maxwell Boykoff is an environmental studies professor and the director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also is the author of several books, including "Creative Climate Communications." He'll discuss, among other things, the school's Media and Climate Change Observatory findings: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/research/media_coverage/index.html Genevieve Guenther is the founder of the citizens' group End Climate Silence, which has been pressing for more climate coverage since the run-up to the 2016 election. She is also writing a book on the language of climate change. Here's http://endclimatesilence.org

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