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The Challenge of Communicating Climate Change

How we communicate about climate change and climate science has been a challenge and a growing concern for decades. 

In this edition of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff interviews one of the pioneers of climate-change reporting, Andy Revkin. Andy is an award-winning science and environmental journalist, and one of the most recognized and experienced environmental journalists in the United States. He was one of the first to tackle the issue of climate change in journalism with reporting dating back three decades. 

Andy wrote for the New York Times for more than two decades, was a Strategic Advisor for Science and Journalism at the National Geographic Society, and was a senior reporter for ProPublica. He recently joined Columbia University to launch and head a new research initiative on communication and sustainability at the Earth Institute. 

Jason and Andy sat down to discuss how he became a climate-change reporter, the current state of climate reporting, what he hopes to achieve with his new initiative at the Earth Institute, and much more. 

Listen to their conversation here.

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