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Yale Climate Media Forum: Help Wanted: More climate storytellers

About five years ago, a prominent author and activist writing extensively about environmental and climate issues had launched a creative multimedia climate storytelling project. His efforts emphasized citizen action on climate issues through creative writing, film, theatre, dance, radio, and […]

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2019-04-24 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Leah Penniman reclaims a farming legacy

During Superstorm Sandy, rain drenched Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York. But the farm’s crop losses were minimal. Penniman: “It was because we were using an Afro-Indigenous technology of permanent raised beds, so the water was channelized, it was […]

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2019-04-24 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How to prepare kids for climate change

Dear Sara, How can I prepare my children for their future on a hot planet? They are both under two, so I know I’m looking a little far ahead. However, I think it’s better to teach them the tools and […]

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2019-04-23 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Greensboro, N.C., invests in electric buses

Electric buses are quiet and good for the environment. But that’s not what inspired officials in Greensboro, North Carolina, to add ten electric buses to the city’s fleet. Their motivation was primarily financial. Fischer: “Transit is a very costly business […]

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2019-04-23 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Key readings in recognition of Earth Day 2019

Ever since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970*, April has provided a launching pad for new works about the environment. This year that includes the release of three highly anticipated books: Bill McKibben’s Falter, Nathaniel Rich’s Losing Earth, […]

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2019-04-22 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Map shows your city’s hotter future

In 60 years, Philadelphia will be hotter and winters will be wetter – it could feel a lot like Memphis, Tennessee does now. Fitzpatrick: “Cities like Philadelphia, Boston, New York, pick your large city in the Eastern U.S. They’re all […]

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2019-04-22 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: U.S. cities pledge to switch to renewables

People across the country – from coast to coast, and from small towns to big cities – are urging their communities to switch to one hundred percent renewable energy. Rohrbach: “Citizens are speaking up and asking for it, and there […]

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2019-04-19 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: High-school students prepare for wind jobs

Just off the coast of Rhode Island, the nation’s first commercial offshore wind farm began operating three years ago. That has many in the region excited about the offshore wind industry. Morse: “Having this opportunity for careers coming our way […]

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2019-04-18 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Normalizing extreme weather dulls warming concerns

ITEM: NASA data indicate that 18 of the 19 hottest years on record have been observed since 2000. ITEM: January 2019’s polar vortex broke or tied 340 Midwestern records for extreme cold in just two days – January 30 and […]

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2019-04-17 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Could nuclear fusion solve our energy problems?

Inside its core, the sun heats and compresses hydrogen atoms until they fuse, releasing enormous amounts of energy. It’s a process known as nuclear fusion. Harnessing the same process on earth could provide a vast source of clean electricity. Mauel: […]

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2019-04-17 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Ocean advocates worry about the climate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The world’s oceans are deeply affected by climate change – and vice versa. But until recent years, ocean advocates throughout California had long tackled issues like over-fishing and coastal pollution without as much emphasis on the broad-reaching […]

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2019-04-16 11:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Farm Bureau is no backer of climate science

Those of us who don’t grow our own food may lose sight of how much risk is involved in agriculture. But the recent floods in the Midwest are just the latest reminder that farming can be a precarious occupation in […]

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2019-04-16 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change makes air pollution worse

When you check the weather on a sweltering summer day, you may sometimes see an air quality alert, especially if you live in a city. High levels of ozone are often to blame. Ground level ozone, sometimes called smog, is […]

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2019-04-16 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Former ‘climate change denier’ explains his shift

John Kaiser wheeled a cart with a TV and VCR into the lobby of an academic building on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, popped in a well-worn VHS cassette, and played a video extolling the virtues of […]

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2019-04-15 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Advocate: Climate policy must also address inequality

As they face more extreme weather, many cities and states across the country are planning how to bounce back after disasters. But some environmental justice advocates say that’s not enough. Bautista: “For us, bouncing back to what? Bouncing back to […]

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2019-04-15 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Company wants to help Americans eat bugs

Insects for dinner, anyone? In many countries, it’s actually normal to eat bugs. Meryl Breidbart wants to bring this menu option to the U.S. – in part because eating insects is better for the environment than eating other animal-based protein. […]

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2019-04-12 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Q&A with author of ‘The Wall’

The British novelist and journalist John Lanchester has long explored large, systemic problems in his fiction. His 2012 novel Capital, for instance, examines the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. His latest, The Wall, takes on climate change. It’s set […]

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2019-04-11 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Bison ranch puts carbon into the soil

On South Dakota’s rolling hills, the grazing pastures of the 777 Bison Ranch are thick with native grasses. Hillenbrand: “We have three times the native plant biodiversity compared to some of our neighbors, so we’re pretty proud of what we’ve […]

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2019-04-11 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change could foster rapid mosquito evolution

Think of the world’s deadliest animal, and what comes foremost to mind? (For purposes of discussion and fear of losing readers, let’s exclude humans.) Saltwater crocodiles get a lot of votes, and deservedly. So too do black mamba snakes – […]

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2019-04-10 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Union leader: Every industry will need to change

As countries work to reduce carbon pollution, many job markets will change – and not only in the energy industry. Burrow: “All industries have to change.” Sharan Burrow is with the International Trade Union Confederation, which represents more than 200 […]

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2019-04-10 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Should a Green New Deal include nuclear power?

It’s a perennial question. Perhaps, to quote “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau, one raising “some of the foremost rhetorical questions of our day.” The issue here, in this month’s “This is Not Cool” video feature, is of course the potential that […]

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2019-04-09 18:17   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How an island doubled its solar capacity

Mount Desert Island – off the coast of Maine – is known for its spectacular mountains, forests, and rocky beaches. The landscape is pristine. Blotnick: “So there’s a great desire among its citizens to keep it that way.” Joe Blotnick […]

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2019-04-09 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The long history of climate change security risks

A series of authoritative governmental and nongovernmental analyses over more than three decades lays a strong foundation for concern over climate change implications for national security. Most recently, the national intelligence community – including the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security […]

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2019-04-08 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Solar keeps lights on at Zimbabwe clinics

In Zimbabwe, electricity shortages often cause lengthy blackouts. Without power, health clinics are unable to store vaccines and other life-saving medicines properly. Linou: “What we realized is that some of the drugs were not being kept at the right temperature […]

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2019-04-08 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Reforestation is seen key to climate progress

Climate change experts accept that reducing greenhouse gas emissions – even doing so substantially – won’t be sufficient for limiting atmospheric warming to the 2°C (3.6°F) goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. And with carbon capture technologies years away from […]

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2019-04-05 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: ‘Telenovela’ plays teach about the environment

Star-crossed love, sinister secrets, and betrayal … these are some of the tried-and-true themes of the Latin American telenovela. It’s a melodramatic – and often funny – genre similar to a soap opera. Muñoz: “I remember watching telenovelas with my […]

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2019-04-05 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Scientists: Don’t ignore people’s emotions

About 20 years ago, while presenting the science of climate change to a large public group, I stopped in the middle of my talk. Up until this time, my presentations had been filled with 50 minutes of scientific information. However, […]

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2019-04-04 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Armadillos are moving north

The nine-banded armadillo is native to Central and South America. But in the mid-1800s, these small armored mammals moved north into Texas. Now, they’re found in much of the Southern U.S. – in places where it’s moist enough for the […]

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2019-04-04 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: GOP mayor turns city into pedestrian paradise

In Carmel, Indiana – a suburb of Indianapolis – getting around used to require driving. Brainard: “There was no downtown, there was no center, just various retail strip centers scattered around.” Republican Mayor Jim Brainard’s been in office since 1996. […]

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2019-04-03 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Did climate change cause Midwest flooding?

From his home in Hampton, Iowa, Zach Van Stanley watched as the snow-covered cornfield in his backyard flooded on March 14. “It basically turned into a river in just that afternoon,” he said. Van Stanley said that it’s normal to […]

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2019-04-02 11:05   Click to comment


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