Join us this Earth Day as three journalists explain how The Times is helping readers understand the fascinating, complex and important field vital to climate science.
Climate change is one of the most monumental stories of our time. time. We know that the planet has already started to experience alarming trends related to this crisis, from the increasing frequency of forest fires and floods, to more intense storms and droughts, to melting ice and rising water levels. of the sea.
But how do you report a slowly unfolding global catastrophe?
For a special interactive panel Day of Earth On April 22, three climate journalists - Hiroko Tabuchi, Veronica Penney and Julia Rosen - will share with the cohow they do just that, making the impact of climate change accessible to readers through compelling reporting, data visualizations and multimedia narratives.
We invite middle and high school students to use the learning activities below to discover some of this work and offer go od questions for journalists .
Preparation of the panel
To prepare for the panel, we ask teachers and students to use one or more of the following resources, each containing an article or graphic created by at least one of the panelists. For students who are not familiar with climate change, we suggest starting with the fourth resource, a digital children's book.
Our Student opinion question invites students to take a quiz titled" Do you think you are making good climate choices? " and then ask them to think for themselves. Your students are invited to read and respond, on our site or on their own.
Our Lesson of the day encourages students to think algebraically about the cost of cars, emissions and trade-offs - and use our What's going on in this graph ? exercise on climate-friendly cars.
Our Social Studies Focus Lesson of the day asks students to explore the history of black-owned farms and the role that they can play in the fight against climate change.
Coming soon April 18: A lesson for the day inspired by a new guide for kids (and everyone) sabout climate change and what we can do to make the future less bad.
Meet the panelists Image
Hiroko Tabuchi is a climate journalist for theHfrance.fr, based in New York. She was previously a reporter in the newspaper's Tokyo office, where she edited coverage of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan. In 2013, Ms. Tabuchi was part of the team that received the Pulitzer Prize Explanatory Report for a review of business practices in 'Apple and other global manufacturing giants. Before joining The Times in 2008, she worked for The Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press, both of Tokyo. Originally from Kobe, Japan, she graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Veronica Penney is a climate journalist for Hfrance.fr and a member of the 2020 Times Fellowship class. She holds a degree in data journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Her work has also been published in The Miami Herald and The Guardian.
Julia Rosen is a freelance science and environmental journalist from Portland, Oregon. She writes about how the world works and how humans are changing it She became a journalist after obtaining her doctorate in geology and was a member of the AAAS Mass Media Fellow at The Times in 2014. Her work has been published in Hfrance.fr, The Atlantic, Science, Hakai, High Country News and many other publications.
Note: Teachers can register to view the panel as a class. Students 13 and over in the US and UK, and 16 and over elsewhere, can register to watch the panel on their own device.