Just as Europeans prepare for winter amid rising gas prices—calling upon their old ties to gas-rich African countries—a colonial-era island off the coast of Senegal erodes into the rising sea. Both these stories, discussed on this week’s Kicker with Nic Haque, a reporter for Al Jazeera, underscore the urgency of the climate crises that journalists cover across the globe. Some of that work, including Haque’s, will be celebrated October 25 in Burning Questions, a broadcast on PBS’s World Channel showcasing the winners of the 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards.
In this episode, Haque talks with Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, on covering climate emergencies in West Africa and how climate change has touched his life, personally and professionally.
West Africa: Voice of One’s Own, Nic Haque, Al Jazeera
Rising Sea Levels Threaten UNESCO Site in Senegal, Nic Haque, Al Jazeera
Climate Ravages: Sea swallows parts of Senegal’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nic Haque, Al Jazeera
Emily Russell is a CJR fellow.