A Yale report on Climate Change in the American Mind stated 70% of Americans feel that climate change is personally important to them. Yet, only about 25% hear people they know talk about climate change in everyday conversations.
One of the best ways to contribute to the community fighting the climate crisis is to talk about it. As the Katharine Hayhoe, the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University states, “‘If we do not have these conversations, how do we expect the world to change?’"
You don’t have to be an expert to contribute to the conversation, but finding a reliable, enjoyable source to stay up to date on the latest climate change news is a great first step.
With so many people publishing content on different platforms, it can be difficult to find the best ways to stay informed. So, we’re sharing our favorite ways to keep up with climate news.
We encourage you to only choose a select few you like and make it part of your regular information diet. Be sustainable about how you consume news, don't overwhelm yourself, and grow your knowledge consistently.
To make the news you consume more meaningful, have conversations about it. At work, the dinner table, or at your watch party for the upcoming Fifa World Cup. If you find a topic you’re passionate about, get a community together and start taking action. This is how some of the best organizations and activist groups have started.
If you know of other must-read, digestible environmental news sources, let us know at email@example.com.
Websites & Newsletters
GreenBiz is perfect if you already have a focus in the environmental space. Their newsletters are well informed, show the latest trends, expert analysis, and they share networks and events to connect with. They have 7 weekly newsletters to choose from in areas of finance, energy, food, tech, transportation, circular economy, and business.
If you’re looking for a succinct and understandable overview of the latest climate news in politics, tech, and nature, Climate Fwd is a great way to stay up to date. Their expert journalists give important updates into what our government is doing for the environment, stories from frontline activists, and the latest science. This month NY Times limited this newsletter to subscribers only, so it does come with a subscription cost.
Delivered to your inbox three times a week, Workweek Keep Cool tells the stories, impacts, and business strategy to help scale climate tech companies. Their fun and engaging writing style is sure to give you an enjoyable time while leveling up your climate knowledge. The best audience are investors, founders, and tech professionals. They also host events to connect you to important networks.
Written by climate journalist Emily Atkin, Heated takes a personal yet highly informative and well-researched approach to climate journalism. It’s great for readers that enjoy a personal touch with investigative deep-dives into why or how we got here.
It is not your fault that the planet is burning. Your air conditioner, your hamburger, your gas-powered car—these aren’t the reasons we only have about a decade to prevent irreversible climate catastrophe.
No; the majority of the blame for the climate emergency lies at the foot of the greedy; the cowardly; the power-hungry; the apathetic. And that’s why I created this newsletter: to expose and explain the forces behind past and present inaction on the most existential threat of our time.
Climate Nexus takes on an informative news style to monitor international climate policy and top polluting activities including energy, oil, and gas. Their bullet point writing style makes for easily digestible climate insights. Additionally, you can choose to receive their newsletters daily or weekly.
Sneak Peak: In their latest newsletter, Climate Nexus summarized the April 2022 sixth IPCC assessment report (AR6):
Here are some key takeaways:
Want to grow your knowledge but struggle to find the time? MIT’s award-winning Today I Learned Climate (TILClimate) series is the perfect podcast for you.
Their quick, roughly 10 minute episodes “breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what our society can do about it.”
Centering around Indigenous perspectives, the award-winning Emergence Magazine Podcast is a refreshing, artistic approach to climate news. They share essays, environmental wisdom, and interviews to reflect and explore the natural world, black and indigenous activism, and environmental concepts.
Energizing and hopeful, How to Save a Planet has an expansive selection of episodes that explore a wide range of climate issues. Hosted by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and journalist Alex Blumberg, the podcast is for anyone interested in growing their climate knowledge by listening to engaging conversations.
The Ecosia Podcast touches on climate anxiety, shares uplifting stories of frontline activists, and sounds of nature and animals from their reforestation projects. This one is therapy for the nature lover.
Islands on Alert is a powerful podcast that touches on activism and international policy from the voices of the communities “leading the global charge in addressing the climate emergency.” The podcast encourages unity while communicating how climate change has already affected our islands.
At the end of the day it’s important to keep up with climate news since it affects all of our lives. Staying up to date helps us understand the world around us, have better conversations, and make more informed decisions in our personal and professional lives.
Let us know which of our recommendations you enjoyed the most! Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.