Reporting on Climate Adaptation

Communities around the United States and the world are having to prepare themselves for an array of climate change impacts. The "Reporter's Guide to Climate Adaptation" is designed to give reporters from every beat a jump start on this emerging challenge. The guide has an extensive resource database, a series of helpful backgrounders, an animated explainer and video tips on story angles. Each week, Reporter's Guide editor Adam Glenn will offer news backgrounders that will help you make best use of the reporter's guide for your climate adaptation reporting. And you can visit the main site directly at http://www.ReportingOnClimateAdaptation.org or, for short, www.ROCA.news.

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COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow
November 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has unsettled a major global warming treaty, just as diplomats gather at a major United Nation’s climate meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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  • In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk

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    In natural disasters, less resilient poor most at risk
    October 24, 2016

    Poverty is a major factor in the death of victims of natural disasters, including those that are climate related, according to a United Nations report released on Oct. 13 in connection with the International Day for Disaster Reduction.
  • Road from Paris: Global climate deal expected to take effect soon

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    Road from Paris: Global climate deal expected to take effect soon
    September 29, 2016

    The historic Paris Agreement is poised for enactment now that key milestones are nearly met for the number of countries taking part — including newly joined India — and for the amount of carbon emissions those countries represent.
  • Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?

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    Hurricane watch: Could coastal storms cost your community?
    September 8, 2016

    Climate change may be compounding the widespread flooding that followed Hermine, according to researchers. There’s likely more of the same to come: North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in intensity, frequency and duration since the early 1980s.
  • Deep South, deep risk: Region faces climate adaptation challenges

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    Deep South, deep risk: Region faces climate adaptation challenges
    August 23, 2016

    President Barack Obama is to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana today in the wake of inundating high water that killed 13 people and left more than 100,000 seeking federal assistance.
  • Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts

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    Dry spell: Covering worsening droughts
    August 11, 2016

    A months-long drought has hit the northeastern United States, and while it’s not as dire as the West Coast’s five-year dry spell, it has stressed farms, prompted water restrictions and threatened more wildfires.

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