Finding and using climate change data

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Amir Jina of The University of Chicago; Lisa Song of ProPublica; Sophie Yeo of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 10:15am
  • Location: Addison
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and disappearing sea ice are just some of the climate-related stories we’re seeing regularly in the news. In this panel we’ll teach you how to dig into the data behind climate-related trends. We’ll show you where to find reliable resources of raw data, how to localize the data for your newsroom and how to deal with difficult data. We’ll also walk through examples of data stories about international climate talks, environmental health and environmental justice.

Speaker Bios

  • Amir Jina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. He uses economics, climate science, and remote sensing to understand impacts of climate change, and has conducted fieldwork in India, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. Amir is part of the Climate Impact Lab, which estimates the Social Cost of Carbon with state-of-the-art empirical methods. Amir received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Columbia University.

  • Lisa Song is a reporter at ProPublica, where she covers climate change and the environment. She previously worked at InsideClimate News. @lisalsong

  • Sophie Yeo is an independent journalist, who covers climate change, conservation and the environment. She has written for the Washington Post, the Guardian, Earther, Hakai, and others. Prior to this, she was a staff writer at Carbon Brief, where she wrote about climate change policy. 

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