Stopping and reversing climate change is the only universal problem across our planet. As pressing as other issues may seem, each pales in comparison or is made worse if we don’t band together to fix the warming of our Earth.
As the changing climate impacts the globe, winners and losers are emerging, both due to climate impacts and because of the demands of a greening economy. These changes are creating a new kind of global climate politics that requires a journalistic approach and analysis that can help us better understand what to expect from the future.
In addition, while individual countries are finding their position in the new climate regime, nations will create new bilateral agreements and maneuver through the United Nations’ climate negotiations process. This too will require a new kind of reporting to understand political and economic impacts.
I am a former policy staffer at the U.S. Department of Energy. Since then I’ve been a political consultant, a political reporter, and an M.B.A. who has started, operated, and sold a few small companies. Building on those experiences, this newsletter is an attempt to understand and explain what’s happening, what’s at stake, and what to expect as the world’s climate changes and nations adapt their geographies, economies, and politics to deal with those changes.
Questions or suggestions? Please email me, Mike Fourcher, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.