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Investigating Climate Change: A New GIJN Guide

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What are the investigative angles on covering the climate crisis?

Much of the biggest news understandably comes from scientists, but there’s lots of potential for imaginative reporting, as discussed in a new GIJN resource guide on climate.

Our collection of material isn’t a primer on carbon dioxide emissions. Rather, we hope to prime reporters with news ideas for covering this vast and challenging story.

Ten promising investigative paths are mapped by Jim Fahn, Executive Director of the Earth Journalism Network. And “a brand-new playbook for journalists fighting for a 1.5°C world” is described by Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent, and Kyle Pope, the editor-in-chief and publisher of The Columbia Journalism Review.

Our resource page continues with articles that instruct and inspire, plus useful critiques of the media’s not-so-hot performance so far. And finally, we offer links to sites with the latest and most practical info geared to journalists.

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