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Part 1: How Not To Cov­er Cli­mate Change

Blaz­ing wild­fires. Pipeline stand-offs. Unpre­dictable floods. Men in suits arguing…

One of our era’s most urgent, high-stakes sto­ries is also the hard­est one to get right.

The Discourse’s envi­ron­ment reporter Lau­ren Kaljur takes Jesse on a tour of the biggest miss­es and tropes of Cana­di­an media’s cli­mate change cov­er­age in 2018. Kaljur explains how reporters can go beyond stale nar­ra­tives and cri­sis report­ing, and argues that a solu­tions-based approach to telling these sto­ries could make them eas­i­er to engage with.

Part 2: Ontario Proud and Prej­u­dice

Did Cana­da make the right call by arrest­ing Huawei’s CFO? Or was it the per­fect time for a lit­tle cre­ative incom­pe­tence.” And new details about Ontario Proud’s grass­roots,” peo­ple pow­ered fund­ing reveal the peo­ple are most­ly corporations. 

Read our arti­cle on Ontario Proud’s fund­ing here.

Jan Wong co-hosts.