The more people know the more likely they can make informed decisions
There is so much happening around the globe it is hard to keep track. The following news sites I have found to be the most useful in finding the latest on a vast range of climate change related topics. When you find one that suits you – sign up to obtain their enewsletters direct.
What is on this page? Handbook for IPCC scientists; Journalist Training Material; Climate Access recommended blogs; Guide to the science of climate change communication; Ten great writers to follow on Twitter for climate change news
ABC News: environment and climate change
Climate News Network: The Climate News Network is free, it’s objective, and it publishes a daily news story on climate and energy. It is run by four volunteers, all veteran journalists who have covered climate change for many years for international newspapers and broadcasting organisations and are now freelancing.
Community Information Resource Center, (CIRC) is a networking hub and information source dedicated to building a better world. They work at all levels from local to global, sharing important information, connecting people, and catalysing the development of healthy self-reliant communities.
Guardian Network. News and comment from the world’s best environment sites. 32 content partners and links to their sites
Inside Climate News: InsideClimate News is a Pulitzer prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped.
Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice: A centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world. Also check out the “useful links” page.
Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB): The MAHB posts high-quality books, videos, and other reference materials on issues relevant to the global environmental crisis caused by humans.
RTCC: Responding to Climate Change is a news and analysis website focused on providing the latest updates and insight into global low carbon developments.
Reveal: The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and ground breaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. Their team of professional editors work with university, CSIRO and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.
UNFCC Climate change newsroom and focus sections capture news of climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe.
National Academies of Sciences: Access to a number of their publications which can be downloaded as a free PDF
Individuals, institutions and organizations around the world are working to transform attitudes about climate change and close the gap between concern and action. But their efforts are hindered as climate practitioners struggle to stay on top of the latest research, evaluate which public engagement tools are most effective or coordinate with others to increase impact. Climate Access provides the knowledge that network practitioners need to take their communications to the next level.
Climate Access Recommended Blogs
30 January 2018, Climate Outcreach/IPCC: This communications Handbook was commissioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group I Technical Support Unit. This is the first time such guidance has been produced for the world’s leading scientific body on climate change. Dr Valérie Masson Delmotte (Co-chair of IPCC WGI), who reviewed the Handbook, said, “This is a beautiful Handbook and I wish I could have received such guidance when I was first involved as an IPCC author.” The Handbook sets out six principles for effective communication, ahead of the IPCC’s 1.5 degrees special report later this year. Just like the IPCC reports themselves, Climate Outreach believes the way IPCC authors engage with the public should be based on the best available evidence. With a wealth of research on the science of climate change communication and a focus on practical tips and case studies, this Handbook serves as a valuable resource for IPCC authors – as well as the wider scientific community – to engage audiences with climate change. Access Handbook here
Another one for Enhancing the accessibility of climate change data visuals – recommendations to the IPCC and guidance for researchers – University of East Anglia & Tyndall Centre – Access guide here
Understanding climate change is at times a perplexing business. Communicating it is a considerable challenge, especially for those who might not have access to the latest scientific material or who find it difficult to follow the latest developments. Below, the Climate News Network shares useful resources for journalists reporting on climate change. (Also very useful for those wishing to write letters or articles for media) Access Source here
Resources for journalists:
- Paul Brown’s ‘Ten Top Tips’ for journalists
- Key Questions and Answers on Climate Change by Liliana Hisas, Universal Ecological Fund (U.S.)
- Top sources for journalists, compiled by Mike Shanahan at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
- Understanding the COP Process
- How to Speak Like a Climate Negotiator by John Upton, Climate Central
- ‘Climate Scoreboard’, a climate policy simulation model which analyses in real time the impact of each nation’s Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions (INDCs) pledge to limit greenhouse gas emissions, from Prof John Sterman and Climate Interactive
This resource is a workshop with information and practical exercises that will give you knowledge of the science of climate change communication, and the confidence to apply this knowledge in practice with non-academic audiences. It is designed for all researchers across the physical, natural and social sciences. Access resource here
@suzyji — The Guardian’s award-winning US environment correspondent, based in Washington DC. There’s a big environment team at the Guardian, see also @fionaharvey, @john_vidal,@karlmathiesen, @adamvaughan_uk, @ArthurNeslen, @dpcarrington, @james_randerson and@georgemonbiot.
- Paris climate summit: missing global warming target ‘would not be failure’.
- Obama attacks Republican ‘I am not a scientist’ climate change denial in address.
- Lima climate change talks end in agreement – but who won?
@bradplumer — Senior editor at Vox, and self-described reporter on the “apocalypse beat” he has a clear, sometimes stark take on climate issues. Also worth following at Vox is energy and climate specialist David Roberts, @drvox.
- Arctic sea ice hit a record low this winter. Here’s why it matters.
- The Keystone XL debate shows how radically climate politics has shifted since 2008.
- Two degrees How the world failed on climate change.
@brentinmock — Currently staff writer at City Lab, Mock’s done some of the best work exploring the intersection of race and environmental politics in the US whilst at Grist.
- Three reasons you shouldn’t lose hope on climate change.
- Think people of color don’t care about the environment? Think again.
- Climate change is the ultimate gentrifier.
- Air pollution crackdown will reduce climate uncertainty.
- Cyclone Pam raises climate profile in UN disaster talks.
- Interview with Mary Robinson: Climate deal must respect human rights.
@stellasglobe — Award-winning Indian journalist who covers climate change and other environment topics, often focusing on women and indigenous people.
- Gender-Inclusive Adaptation: Vanuatu Shows the Way.
- ‘Cyclone College’ Raises Hopes, Dreams of India’s Vulnerable Fisherfolk.
- 10 Years After the Tsunami: How Are the Women?
- Cyclone Pam: Untangling the complex science on tropical storms and climate change.
- Factcheck: Scientists hit back at claims global warming projections are “greatly exaggerated”.
- What happens if we overshoot the two degree target for limiting global warming?
@christineottery — Deputy Editor for Energy Desk. The site is embedded in Greenpeace, but Ottery shouldn’t be confused as a spokesperson for the NGO, she’s a journalist.
- In pictures: China’s coal industry pollutes the Yellow River basin.
- New Data: Dangerous air pollution breathed by Delhi’s schoolchildren.
- Air pollution increases risk of premature death in Chinese cities.
- Obama And Modi Are Buddies, But Will The Climate Care?
- Three Tools to Solve The Mystery of Ocean Acidity.
- Southern California’s Fog Falls Victim to Concrete.
- Baked Alaska.
- The Eiffel Tower Now Has Its Very Own Wind Turbines.
- A Death Warrant for Dirty Energy.
@wanderinggaia — Freelance writer, editor and broadcaster. Former analysis and features editor for Nature Climate Change, she’s also author of Adventures In The Anthropocene.
- The man who made his own island.
- The Anthropocene: Welcome to the Age of Modern Man.
- BBC World Service (radio): Power Transmission.