January 20, 2020

The year and the decade in weather and climate: A meta-lookback

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Rather than trying to wrap my own arms around the smorgasbord of weather and climate events we saw in 2019 and throughout the 2010s—keeping in mind that many people define the decade as ending a year from now—I thought I’d use this final Category 6 post of the year to […]

The Greta Thunberg engagement phenomenon; what must newsrooms learn?

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By Giles Crosse From Reuters Community Engage, defy, activate; how Greta Thunberg is dominating the climate conversation. Astonishing, yet true; a shy Swedish teenager has over 2.75 million Twitter followers, and pushed out nearly six thousand tweets since June 2018. By comparison, The New York Times pulls in 40 million followers, Trump 65 million, and The Independent […]

Greta Thunberg: ‘Leaders failed us on climate change’

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From BBC Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she told a UN climate summit in New York. About 60 world leaders are taking part in […]

Climate change: Five things we’ve learnt from COP24

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By Matt McGrath BBC News Delegates to the UN climate conference in Poland have reached agreement on how to implement the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, which comes into force in 2020. What are the key points to come out of the meeting? 1. The rules are key to the game However dull it may be, […]