“Covering Climate: What is the Media Missing?”
How can Brooklynites confront the climate crisis? What needs to change, and how can we make sure that change will be equitable? Over three evenings, the Spring 2021 “Climate Wednesdays” series brings thinkers and activists together to share their ideas about
the crisis and offer strategies for effective action. The 350Brooklyn-Brooklyn Public Library “Climate Wednesdays” series aims to offer insight and solutions to Brooklynites trying to grapple with the climate crisis. The Spring 2021 series kicks off with
“Covering Climate: What is the Media Missing?” on March 24 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, bringing together reporters and media analysts to examine how major media covers the climate crisis and where they’re missing the message on the most critical story of our time. Attendees can register in advance to participate on Zoom here: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/covering-climate-what-virtual-20210324 or view the panel on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrNg63AT7LY
350Brooklyn, a local affiliate of the international climate group 350.org, and Brooklyn Public Library will present a panel discussion about how media covers the worsening climate crisis. Journalists and media critics will explore what media gets right, what’s still missing, and how the decline of local journalism affects coverage generally and reporting on environmental justice in particular.
Wednesday, March 24, 7:00-8:30 pm
On YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrNg63AT7LY or streaming online on Zoom, with pre-registration required here: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/covering-climate-what-virtual-20210324.
Genevieve Guenther, founder, media watchdog group End Climate Silence
Dharna Noor, reporter, Earther and Gizmodo
Rachel Ramirez, reporter, Vox Media
Andrew Revkin, Columbia University Earth Institute, former NY Times reporter