Disastrous flooding in Germany. Record-breaking heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Wildfires and megadrought in the western United States. The climate crisis is manifesting itself all around us—and it appears to be escalating rapidly.
For today’s show, Friday host Esty Dinur takes an inside look into some of the most recent climate updates with Judy Fahys, Georgina Gustin, and Kristoffer Tigue from Inside Climate News. They share stories and insight from their latest reporting that shows the urgency of acting now.
Judy Fahys is a Mountain West reporter with the National Environmental Reporting Network and Inside Climate News. Previously, she was public lands reporter for NPR Utah/KUER and spent an academic year as a Knight Science Journalism fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, High Country News, and Outside magazine and aired on NPR. She serves on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Georgina Gustin covers agriculture for Inside Climate News and has reported on the intersections of farming, food systems, and the environment for much of her journalism career. Her work has won numerous awards, including the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism and the Glenn Cunningham Agricultural Journalist of the Year, which she shared with Inside Climate News colleagues. She has worked as a reporter for The Day in New London, Connecticut; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and CQ Roll Call, and her stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and National Geographic’s The Plate, among others.
Kristoffer Tigue is a New York City–based reporter for Inside Climate News, where he covers environmental justice issues, writes the Today’s Climate newsletter, and manages ICN’s social media. His work has been published in Reuters, Scientific American, Public Radio International, and CNBC.
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