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Mar 14, 2023

In episode 181 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Eric Roston, the Sustainability Editor at Bloomberg News (that covers the climate beat!).  We explore the world of climate journalism and the challenges that reporters face when covering this complex and ever-changing topic. From the difficulty of reporting on emerging science to the tough decisions that newsrooms make about which climate issues to focus on, Eric and I discuss some of the biggest questions facing climate journalists today. We'll also examine the thorny issue of covering climate leaders, such as the Greta Thunberg. Eric also shares insights and motivations to understand what it's like to be a climate journalist. Additionally, we'll explore the need for expanded climate newsrooms and whether this effort will stick in the long run. Join us on this fascinating journey into the world of climate reporting.

Topics covered:

·         How do newsrooms decide what climate issues to focus on.
·         Should climate modeling be regulated?
·         Covering climate leaders and the Greta Thunberg conundrum.
·         Journalists use of science and staying up to date on it.
·         What motivates a climate journalist.
·         Newsrooms are expanding their climate staff: will it continue?

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Previous America Adapts Episodes Referenced in this Episode

Ep. 121: Hazard Mitigation meets Climate adaptation with Dr. Andrew Rumbach

Ep. 159:  The Federal Reserve Bank and Climate-Related Risks with Dr. Elizabeth Mattiuzzi

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