Index.hu joins major international media collaboration to cover climate change
“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,”
said Kyle Pope, the editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review.
Between 15 and 22 of September, as part of a global cooperation of more than 250 news organisations, Index.hu is going to intensely cover stories of our changing climate during the week leading up to the UN's Climate Action Summit.
The aim of this unprecedented international media collaboration is for news and stories of climate change to reach an audience of hundreds of millions globally before the UN's Climate Action Summit is set to begin. This international cooperation is called Covering Climate Now.
Besides Index.hu, the list of participating news outlets include Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, El País, La Repubblicca, CBS News, Asahi Shimbun, Times of India, Nature, Science, Harvard Business Review, HuffPost, Buzzfeed News, and photo agency Getty Images, amongst many others.
Over the course of the next week, Index.hu's English edition will also take part in our increased climate coverage, you can find our articles published as a part of 'Covering Climate Now' here:
- Battling climate change on the other side of Europe's Coal Curtain: In Central and Eastern Europe, the fight against climate change is put on hold in favour of a political goal that seems to be more important for the moment: keeping prices of household utilities low.
- Researchers crawling in guano reveal the Earth's climate past: How a Hungarian research team in Ecuador examines dripstones, tree-rings, and guano to help create climate models.
- I have been wearing the same T-shirt for the past four weeks, and nobody knows: Clothes that don't need to be washed are very much in style, but are they really that much better for the environment? Our colleague reviewed the latest in eco-fashion.
- Malaria is back, and it's knocking on the doors of Central Europe: Climate change brings new challenges to Central Europe as disease-carrying tropical insects find suitable habitats where they couldn't survive before.
- Chennai, the city that ran out of water: Chennai in India is the first metropolitan city on Earth where water depleted and residents felt climate change on their own skin. Our 13-minute-long video documentary shows how the 10 million residents of a major Indian city deal with the water crisis.
- We will all die if we cut down the Amazon for a few dollars: "The Amazon is a different world. There are no laws, no police, nobody can help if you are in trouble" – said Asensio Rodríguez, the Executive Director of Greenpeace Brasil, talking to Index about Jair Blosonaro's Brazil and the battles their activists have to fight every day.
- To defeat climate change, we must defeat ourselves first: Is climate anxiety an actual mental health problem, or is it a rational response to danger? What are the mental health implications of climate change? What can we do against them? Index asked the experts.
This huge global collaboration of more than 250 media outlets was organised by the Columbia Journalism Review and Nation, its leading media partner is The Guardian, Index.hu is the only participant from Hungary.
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