Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects have been recognized by the Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards 2021.
Alaska Natives on the Front Line won in the audio/radio category. The Great Climate Migration: A Warming Planet and a Shifting Population won in the special coverage, series, or issue category.
Alaska Natives on the Front Line, by Jenna Kunze and Alice Qannik Glenn, examines how locals are affected by the rapidly changing climate and how they are adapting. Over the past decade, coastal storms and rising sea levels have threatened infrastructure; melting permafrost has buckled roads; and thinning sea ice has made travel and hunting riskier, part of the Iñupiat subsistence diet and tradition.
The series The Great Climate Migration: A Warming Planet and a Shifting Population, by Abrahm Lustgarten, Al Shaw, Meridith Kohut, Lucas Waldron, and Sergey Ponomarev, examines the potential impact of an overheating planet on human migration. Without urgent action, vast re-mapping of the planet's population could lead to catastrophe.
CCNow collaborates with journalists to produce more informed and urgent climate stories, to make climate a part of every beat in the newsroom — from politics and weather to business and culture — and to drive a public conversation that creates an engaged public.
See the complete list of CCNow winners here.