Climate Central, a novel and unique partnership between journalists and scientists based in Princeton, New Jersey, recently set out to improve the coverage of climate change. The goal is to “localize” the story in order to highlight the ways that global warming is impacting people’s daily lives and to educate the public to make informed decisions about mitigation and adaptation. CJR’s video coverage of the project is below, and the full story is here.
Curtis Brainard and Betwa Sharma are CJR reporters. Brainard is the editor of The Observatory, CJR's online critique of science and environment reporting.
Sharma is a freelance journalist focusing on human rights and international relations. Her work has appeared in Time.com, The Indian Express, Irish Times, and The Daily News. She has a master's degree in international law from Cambridge University and is presently enrolled in the M.A. program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she recently completed her M.S.