The Yale Media Roundtables on Climate Change
Workshops on climate science for executive editors, journalists, and broadcast meteorologists. The media plays a critical role in public understanding of climate change and setting the national agenda. Yet many reporters and editors desire an improved understanding of the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to climate change. This project brings leading journalists, editors, and climate scientists together in high-level roundtables to improve media reporting of climate change science.
We also organize roundtables for broadcast meteorologists and weathercasters. Most Americans get their news and information from local television news and many tune in specifically for the local weather report. Weather broadcasters are also trusted sources of weather and climate information. We organize roundtables where broadcast meteorologists and climate scientists learn from each other, discuss the links between climate change and weather, and build networks to support improved climate change reporting.