Remember the newsroom rule:
tell the reader WHAT has happened, WHERE, WHEN, HOW and WHY.
Tell them WHO made it happen, to WHOM it happened
Ė and HOW MUCH the whole thing will cost.
And tell them in an understandable sequence.
Ė Climate Change Media Partnership

Writing About Climate Change

Climate Change is the story of the 21st Century. It is the biggest challenge currently facing mankind. For millions of people across the globe, climate change will bring higher temperatures, less water, increase scarcity of food and raise risk of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

Current research indicates that it will be people living in developing countries, like Zambia, that will bear the brunt of climate change.

Every day, we are confronted with the reality that climate change is already having an impact; earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, drought and changing weather patterns.

Journalists should make an effort to understand the science of climate change Ėits causes, its controversies and its current projected impacts, in order to improve reporting on climate change issues.

Here are some tips: