Society of Environmental Journalists' Conference

Society of Environmental Journalists' Conference

Date: 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Speaker: 
Joyce Coffee
Location: 
New Orleans

Big Questions Need Big Data: Population and Climate 

This session offers a panel discussion with Joyce Coffee regarding new tools for understanding how population dynamics affect climate change predictions, and how to measure and model resilience at local, national, and international levels.

About the Conference

From Nairobi to New Orleans: Reporting on Resilience, Climate Change and Population Dynamics

Across the globe, from megacities to small coastal communities, people are confronting the coming challenges of climate change. These changes, both rapid and slow, are putting more people at risk than ever before as urban and coastal areas grow. From villages in the Philippines to UN forums, the calls for increasing the resilience for the most vulnerable people are deafening. But reporting on resilience requires pushing the boundaries of the traditional environmental beat and looking beyond national borders. This workshop of reporters and experts from Africa, Asia, and the United States will share story tips, demonstrate data tools, and compare cross-border approaches to reporting on resilience, climate, and population dynamics.