Honolulu Civil Beat joined more than 250 newsrooms around the world to focus special attention on climate change from Sept. 15 through Sept. 23. Here are some of the stories that came out of that effort:

We even changed our homepage logo to support the effort!

Honolulu Civil Beat:

We’re Ramping Up Our Climate Coverage. Here’s Why

How Climate Change Will Affect Hawaii’s Favorite Fish

Will Hawaii Lead The Renewables Revolution?

Bans, Trade-INs and Take-Homes: Ideas For Reducing Food Packaging In Hawaii

With Sea Level Rise, The Fate Of Hawaii’s Most Vulnerable Roads Is Uncertain

Why The Growing Demand For AC Threatens Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Goals

• In January, Civil Beat launched a year long emphasis on climate change, how it’s affecting Hawaii and public policy as well as grassroots efforts to address the impacts. Check out our “Hawaii 2040” special series here.

Read more stories from newsrooms participating in the Covering Climate Now global journalism initiative, which is being led by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation:

September 20

Global warming outpacing steps to protect Tokyo Olympic athletes | The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

“What About China?” Is a Bad Response to the Climate Crisis | The New Republic

Why extreme climate scenarios no longer seem so unlikely | PBS NewsHour

September 19

What Would Real Commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement Look Like? | The Nation

Q&A: Michael Mann on coverage since ‘Climategate’ | Columbia Journalism Review

How The Climate Change Conversation Leaves Out Rural Women | Bustle

Amnesty Head: Climate Crisis Is a “Death Penalty” for Humanity. Leaders Need Political Will to Act | Democracy Now!

How Big Agriculture Is Preventing Farmers From Combating the Climate Crisis | Rolling Stone

Cashing In on Climate Change | Slate

Environmental activism finds a home in India | The Straits Times (Singapore)

5 Climate Change Myths Debunked | Teen Vogue

“Are we screwed?”: Jay Inslee on climate chande sticker shock and why Trump’s plan will bankrupt America | Vanity Fair

September 18

How TV weathercasters became the unsung heroes of the climate crisis | The Guardian

The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure to Address the Climate ‘Emergency’ | The Nation

We’re Fueling the Next Global Extinction | The Nation

Why newsrooms are resistant to collaboration when covering climate | Columbia Journalism Review

For many reporters covering climate, population remains the elephant in the room | Columbia Journalism Review

Drought, poor rice harvest signs of climate change in Southeast Asia | The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

U.N. Secretary General says climate change poses a “global risk” ahead of summit | CBS News

The Climate Crisis Is Poised to Make Huge Swaths of America Totally Uninsurable | The Daily Beast

António Guterres: “La naturaleza está enfadada y te devuelve el golpe” | El País (Spain)

Out of Time: Listening to the climate’s clock | Lapham’s Quarterly

Why I welcome a climate emergency | Nature

What rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine mean for the state’s lobster industry | PBS NewsHour

The Lawless Frontier at theHeart of the Burning Amazon | Rolling Stone

“El cambio climático se transformó en el problema más importante para nuestras sociedades”: secretario general de la ONU | Univision

September 17

The silenced: meet the climate whistleblowers muzzled by Trump | The Guardian

Turning newspapers into climate-change art | Columbia Journalism Review

Eric Holthaus v. the climate crisis | Columbia Journalism Review

Race is on to develop rice, fruit strains that are resilient to heat | Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

Will Hawaii lead the renewable revolution? | The Christian Science Monitor

Scientists will face polar bears, isolation and darkness on Arctic mission to study climate change | CBS News

Pacific Ocean “blob” harming marine life made worse by climate change | CBS News

My Home Is Already Being Destroyed by Climate Change | Teen Vogue

When the U.S. Navy ended its climate task force, Arctic issues were sidelined too, experts say | Arctic Today

Forest fires 16,000km away affect Singapore | The Straits Times (The Singapore)

Antarctica: Drilling into the past to predict the future | Newsroom (New Zealand)

“Our village has disappeared”: Four critical challenges to the health sector from the Pacific | Croakey (Australia)

September 16

‘Like a sunburn on your lungs’: how does the climate crisis impact health? | The Guardian

Why Next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit Matters | The Nation

A new beginning for climate reporting | Columbia Journalism Review

The Blood-Dimmed Tide: Climate change is poised to alter the face of global conflict | The New Republic

Young People Sending ‘SOS Signal’ Ahead of Climate Summit, Says UN Youth Envoy | Cheddar

Fossil fuel companies roll out a new era of spin | Grist

Suddenly, TV News Is Warming Up to Climate Change | Variety

This summer, Canada’s land of ice was on fire | Maclean’s (Canada)

The Human Cost of Climate Change Destroying Families and Threatening Livelihoods | Daily Mirror (UK)

Would Pope Francis back the Green New Deal? | The National Catholic Reporter

September 15

‘We have a once-in-century chance’: Naomi Klein on how we can fight the climate crisis (Book excerpt) | The Guardian; Sept. 15, 2019

Most Americans say climate change should be addressed now | CBS News; Sept. 15, 2019

Younger Americans views’ on climate change: More serious, yet more optimistic | CBS News; Sept. 15, 2019

Most Americans think climate change contributes to extreme weather events | CBS News; Sept. 15, 2019

Industrialized Militaries Are a Bigger Part of the Climate Emergency Than You Know | The Intercept; Sept. 15, 2019

Climate Activists Don’t Know How to Talk to Christians | The Daily Beast; Sept. 15, 2019

Javier Bardem on Greenpeace Documentary ‘Sanctuary’ and How Hollywood Can Spread the Climate Change Message | Variety; Sept. 15, 2019

‘You have no choice but to care:’ In coal-centric WV, climate change discussion starting to grow | The Charleston Gazette-Mail; Sept. 15, 2019

How extreme weather threatens people with disabilities | Yale Climate Connections; Sept. 15, 2019

Greenland ice melt: Cold War camp and its hazardous remains could be exposed within decades | Channel 4 (UK); Sept. 15, 2019

Attacks on Greta Thunberg Are About More Than Anti-Environmentalism | DeSmog (UK); Sept. 15, 2019

Global warming hot spots pass safe limit | Climate News Network (UK); Sept. 15, 2019

Climate Lessons: Deciphering the messages of melted ice | Stuff (New Zealand); Sept. 15, 2019

Climate Change: is this our next ‘moonshot moment’? | Newsroom (New Zealand)’; Sept. 15, 2019

September 13

The secret scourge of climate change? More raw sewage in Philadelphia’s waterways. | The Philadelphia Inquirer; Sept. 13, 2019

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