Climate Journalism Honored at Pulitzers
Environment and climate stories made strong showings in this year's Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, which were announced Monday.
The Washington Post won the top prize for explanatory reporting for its "2°C: Beyond the Limit" series, which used temperature data from across the globe to examine places where warming has already exceeded the 2 degrees C threshold.
Other climate-related stories were also named as finalists across several different categories, including The New York Times's work on the Trump administration's war on science; the Los Angeles Times's explanatory reporting on how Californians are adapting to sea level rise; the Wall Street Journal's series on PG&E's failures in the lead up to, and aftermath of, the deadly Camp Fire; a Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial on a copper mine's water pollution; and a feature piece in the Boston Globe on how climate change is threatening Cape Cod.
Truly humbling to be a part of these @washingtonpost teams: 2°C: Beyond the Limit won the Pulitzer for explanatory… https://t.co/IMgUCELOrv— Courtney Kan (@Courtney Kan)1588638182.0
'Grats to @bradplumer & @CoralMDavenport for Pulitzer public service finalist piece on Trump war on science https://t.co/gaX0w4iq07— Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) (@Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ))1588625005.0
From the team that brought you the story on California’s rising seas - a 2020 Pulitzer finalist - comes a guide to… https://t.co/Ylmrkq0k0E— Los Angeles Times (@Los Angeles Times)1588650480.0
Three CEOs. Two bankruptcies. The worst wildfire in California history. This is the story of PG&E. https://t.co/Q9HBW3WF35— The Wall Street Journal (@The Wall Street Journal)1577511906.0
Congratulations to Star Tribune Opinion's @jburcum for being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing… https://t.co/iaKGJ3TgP2— Scott Gillespie (@Scott Gillespie)1588620104.0
Full house tonight at the "At The Edge Of A Warming World" event co-sponsored by our #ConnectedCoastlines partners… https://t.co/M5EluQl8I4— Pulitzer Center (@Pulitzer Center)1571783666.0
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