2014 brought us a much-needed surge in climate change reporting. Resistance to climate science is finally fading from the political landscape. But with the focus on weather, what flew under the radar?
In my latest post for National Geographic’s “Voices” blog, I take a look at five stories that deserve a closer examination in 2015.
The giant armadillo and the bulldozer both frequent the Gran Chaco in South America. Although both are armored, one only destroys termite mounds. The other destroys the forest itself–and the lives of those who live there.
The Gran Chaco is the starting point for a piece I produced and placed in Al Jazeera’s online Opinion portal that discusses the importance of forests in the context of the latest round of climate change negotiations.
Yosemite National Park is my candidate for the most idyllic place in the world. Yet, at this point in time, the tragedy of its bloody history has been mostly lost.
In a piece I produced and placed in the Thomson Reuters Foundation blog, this history is a starting point for a discussion on how parks and protected areas should include, not exclude, the people who live in these places.
(Illustration credit: Jack Hornady)
In a pair of pieces I wrote for National Geographic’s “Voices” blog (formerly titled “NewsWatch”), the question of climate change politics takes center stage.
Will the growing acceptance of climate science push international solutions forward? And can the increasing consensus save the world’s forests, which are critical for both climate change adaptation and mitigation?
Answers can be found at http://on.natgeo.com/1BwhS6E and http://on.natgeo.com/13QFzLs