Press Herald joins Covering Climate Now project

The newspaper will publish a series on climate change in Maine as part of a cooperative international media effort to focus attention on the issue on the eve of a critical UN Climate Summit.

The Portland Press Herald will publish a special series in September on the impacts of climate change on Maine that is part of an international effort by 170 news outlets to highlight the issue on the eve of a critical U.N. Climate Summit.

The project, called Covering Climate Now, was co-founded by Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation and is aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

All outlets have committed to running a week’s worth of climate coverage in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Sept. 23. At that meeting, the world’s governments will submit plans to meet the Paris Agreement’s pledge to keep global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

The Press Herald will publish the first story in its series on Sunday, Sept. 15, with daily installments that will continue the newspaper’s commitment to covering the threats posed by climate change and how Maine people are responding.

“This is not just a one-time effort. Climate change is of great concern to many of our readers and we need a sustained commitment to cover it in depth,” said Cliff Schechtman, executive editor of the Portland Press Herald. “It’s that important.”

Covering Climate Now ranks as one of the most ambitious efforts ever to organize the world’s media around a single coverage topic. In addition to The Guardian – the lead media partner in Covering Climate Now – CJR and The Nation are joined by major newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcasters, and global news and photo agencies in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Among the outlets represented are: Bloomberg; CBS News; El País; the Asahi Shimbun; La Repubblica; The Times of India; Getty Images; Agence France-Presse; national public TV broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, and the United States; most of the biggest public radio stations in the U.S.; scholarly journals such as Nature, Science, and the Harvard Business Review; and publications such as Vanity Fair, HuffPost, The National Observer, and The Daily Beast. Covering Climate Now also includes a wide array of local news outlets, such as The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Oklahoman, as well as nonprofit websites reporting from Rhode Island, Nevada, Turkey, Togo and dozens of places in between.

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said

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Comment by Kenneth Capron on August 29, 2019 at 11:52pm

How high does the rising tide have to get to wash out the media infrastructure in Maine?

Comment by Stephen Littlefield on August 29, 2019 at 9:18pm

More leftist propaganda, all the new world order minions are pushing for the "everyone will be equal in misery" socialism! A system where there are those that have, and the serfs!

Comment by Penny Gray on August 29, 2019 at 1:08pm

Hmmm.  Commenting is not available on that article, for some reason.  I, for one, am preparing for climate change by getting my firewood in, canning garden produce and building a hoop house over my tomatoes in the hopes they might have time to ripen before the first frost.  Am hoping for a long mild fall but am preparing for the worst.  

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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