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Kick-off climate week with Sally Ann Ranney and the Solutions Journalism Network, part of Explorers Club Climate Week 2022 – all events are FREE and open to the public.
What Happens in the Arctic Doesn’t Stay in the Arctic
The Arctic isn’t just some place ‘up there’ at the top of the world. It is right here, right now – scorching heat waves, extreme floods, droughts, wildfires and brutal storms are now happening all over the world. These events are linked to the melting of the Arctic Sea Ice Shield, an indispensable planetary cooling system and global climate regulator, unraveling right before our eyes.
Featuring Sally Ann Ranney, President & Co-Founder, Global Choices and a special introduction from Club President Richard Garriott.
Beer & Wine Reception
From Apocalyptic to Accountable: Solutions-focused Journalism for the Climate Crisis
Fires. Floods. Heatwaves. Super charged natural disasters. Extinction of humanity? It’s no wonder most of us want to flip the channel and turn our news notifications off: escape. In fact, crushing anxiety over the climate crisis is normal and felt by many across countries, according to researchers at Stanford University. An antidote? Acknowledging the fear then focusing on constructive, helpful narratives to build a better future.
Solutions Journalism Network invites you to spend the evening with journalists and media experts leading the movement to anchor coverage of the climate crisis in solutions, not fear.
Presenters will share award-winning stories from frontline reporting on some of the most challenging issues along with insights on how to galvanize the media landscape toward accountability. Stories are compasses and architecture, writes Rebecca Solnit, we navigate by them. What then are the kind of stories needed to direct ourselves and our communities out of despair and in the direction of possibility?
About the Solutions Journalism Network
The Solutions Journalism Network is transforming journalism so that all people have access to news that helps them envision and build a more equitable and sustainable world. This approach is critically important in how journalists cover the biggest story of our time: climate change. Responsible journalism means offering rigorously researched responses to the problems stacking up in our news cycle. Solution-driven reporters frame stories with what has and is being done to respond to problems. It provides rigorously reported evidence of effectiveness, offers critical insights, and is transparent about any limitations.
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