Climate Change

Seminar: To Be Announced
Workshop: International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Seminar: 5:00-6:30pm, December 1, 2017
Workshop: 10:00am-5:00pm, December 2, 2017

Food production. Transportation. Energy usage. Critical infrastructure. Climate change is affecting almost every aspect of our lives. But reporting on climate is challenging, and many journalists feel uncomfortable engaging the topic outside an environmental beat. The subject can be technical, supported by data and models, some of which do not agree. On Friday, we will hear from a leader in climate change reporting. In a day-long workshop on Saturday, we will survey the current landscape of reporting on climate change, and look to the tools, data and resources that exist for reporters trying to write about the topic. In the afternoon, students will be paired with PhD students in Columbia's Environmental Science program to come up with pitches of their own — new stories to contextualize the impacts of climate change.