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New climate guide to help reporters cover adaptation storyEditor's note: The Reporter's Guide to Climate Adaptation was launched in a partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Just in time for the high-profile Paris climate talks now underway, a CUNY Graduate School of Journalism professor and a recent graduate of the program have paired up to produce a new Reporter’s Guide to Climate Adaptation.

The free, digital resource is designed to help journalists tell the often under-covered story of how societies will prepare for the impacts of climate change, such as extreme weather, drought and sea-level rise.

The reporter’s guide features an extensive resource database to help reporters find sources, as well as an animated explainer, a series of backgrounders, suggested story angles, and case studies of exemplary reporting.

The aim of the project, explained A. Adam Glenn, a professor at the J-School and the site’s executive producer, is to improve coverage of this emerging story over time. And this is not just for environmental reporters, stressed Glenn, but for journalists on any beat encountering adaptation issues, whether business, politics, local government, international, health or religion.

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