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Beyond Hot Headlines: From Urgency to Agency

October 13, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Top climate and environmental journalists and scientists come together to discuss the reporting challenges around telling the increasingly urgent stories of climate-related disasters in a way that gets beyond eye-grabbing headlines and goes deeper, cultivating agency rather than panic or paralysis, presenting stories that illuminate understanding and inform action.

Introduction by Andy Revkin, Director, Initiative on Communication Innovation and Impact, The Earth Institute, Columbia Climate School

Moderator: Jeff Berardelli Columbia Alumni and American Meteorologist and Climate Specialist currently working as a Climate Change and Extreme Weather Contributor to CBSN NYC


  • Marshall Shepherd, Professor at the University of Georgia's Department of Geography, the Director of the University's Atmospheric Sciences Program and was the president of the American Meteorological Society in 2013
  • Kate Marvel, Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR), The Earth Institute
  • Robbie Parks, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mailman School of Public Health
  • Bernadette Woods Placky, Chief Meteorologist and Climate Matters Program Director
  • Vanessa Murdock, American Meteorologist & Reporter for CBS2 News

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