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.
Journalists in the developing world might not have the resources or the opportunity to concentrate on climate change and the environment. Yet they often come from countries most affected by global warming, where the impact of climate change is already being felt. Below, the Climate News Network shares useful resources for journalists reporting on climate change.
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