Covering Climate Where Data are Scant and Beliefs Run Hot
Friday News Review and Closer Look
Join Andy Revkin and/or Dale Willman of the Columbia Climate School Initiative on Communication & Sustainability for a brisk review of the week’s climate & sustainability news and a closer look at climate stories where data are scant and beliefs run hot.
Guests include journalists Seth Borenstein and Alexandria Herr and scientists Dana Fisher, director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland, and Lisa Schipper, an Oxford scholar who co-edits the journal Climate & Development.
Seth Borenstein is a longtime science reporter for the Associated Press with a deep focus on climate and disasters.
Read his May 8 feature on scientists under pressure in belief-shaped debates:
Alexandria Herr is a Minneapolis-based freelance journalist focused on climate science and policy and spanning a host of media, including cartoons.
Dana R. Fisher is a professor of sociology and director of the Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland.
She contributed a section to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report assessing if climate activism can slow climate change (It’s hard.) and wrote a new paper on the scope of crisis required to propel climate-scale climate campaigns.
Lisa Schipper is an Oxford social scientist focused on adaptation to climate change including "maladaptation" - steps intended to cut climate risk that can cut in the opposite direction, particularly for populations already vulnerable because of prejudice or poverty.
A relevant commentary:
This tweet of hers spurred a highly relevant discussion about what journalists do and don't cover:
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