Investigating climate change

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Amy Green of 90.7 WMFE; Zahra Hirji of BuzzFeed News; Ingrid Lobet of The Energy Gang; Neena Satija of The Texas Tribune
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Crystal AB
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

People flooded out of homes that were built, fully permitted, in an actual spillway. Small towns left alone to plan for rising sea level. The latest on who’s funding climate doubt. And how "clean natural gas" isn't so clean. Come for story ideas, advice on key sources and data, and pointers on telling the story of climatic change.

Speaker Bios

  • Amy Green is an award-winning print and radio journalist. She covers the environment for WMFE (NPR Orlando) and has worked as a regular contributor to NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other top news organizations. Amy is a Florida native. She lives in Orlando with her 4-year-old daughter. 

  • Zahra Hirji is a science reporter for BuzzFeed News based in Washington, D.C. She covers energy and climate change, from tracking climate lies on social media to the Trump administration’s agenda to worker safety in the Alaskan oil patch. She previously wrote for InsideClimate News, Discovery News, and Earth Magazine. She has a B.A. in geology from Brown University, and a M.S. in science writing from MIT. @Zhirji28

  • Enterprise journalist. Data and map lover. Specialties: climate, energy, environment. National awards. M.S. in climate, energy. Senior Editor, The Energy Gang podcast. Available for other work. 

  • Neena Satija is an award-winning investigative reporter and radio producer for the Texas Tribune and Reveal, the radio show and podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting. She spends her days analyzing spreadsheets, filing public information requests and talking to people while carrying a giant microphone that one of her sources has affectionately called "fuzzy." @neenareports

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