Thanks to your support, Bracing for Impact has reached its funding goal—with time to spare! We’re introducing the following “stretch” goals for the final day of our crowdfunding campaign that will enable us to do more research, reporting, and writing:
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More than two decades ago, scientists started warning people about climate change. They were talking about prevention, not adaptation. But now it’s time to brace for impact. The cascading effects of the destabilized climate are already leading to longer droughts, extreme floods, intense heat waves, souring oceans, and more.
This new normal is affecting how we live at every level: food, water, health, safety, politics, and culture.
As climate changes, some species will be winners; others will be losers.
Some adaptations will be natural. Others must be engineered. There will be unexpected discoveries and devastating choices.
Bracing for Impact will find and report on these shifting states of mind, matter and equilibrium. We’ll tell you stories about the world in transition ecologically and culturally, and where those spheres overlap. We’ll tell the positive stories of ingenuity and success, but we won’t shy away from unsolved problems or potential tragedies.
Meet Flux: Sarah Webb, Amanda Mascarelli, Susan Moran, Virginia Gewin, Hannah Hoag, and Emily Gertz.
Over the last decade, the six of us, all contributors to The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age, have carved out our respective journalistic niches covering the environment and science. With your support, we hope to share what we’ve learned about where ecological shifts and adaptations are already underway.
Which challenges are communities rising to—and which are they failing to meet? What are we saving, and what are we losing—and how will we endure those losses? We’ll tell these stories in diverse ways, from investigative reporting to photography to podcasts, always with great writing and dynamic voices.
How race, class and ethnic differences are influencing recovery from extreme weather events.
Offbeat food security strategies.
How species movements can, simultaneously, topple an industry in one region and pose an invasion in another.
What makes a species resilient.
How communities are preparing for emerging diseases.
Patrick Di Justo
Thomas Kevin Higley
Kathryn C Gonzalez
Thanks so much for your support. As of today, we reached 100 percent of our crowdfunding goal and will officially launch Bracing for Impact next month. We can’t wait to share these stories with you!
There’s one day left in our campaign, so let’s keep the momentum going. We’ve introduced “stretch” goals that will allow us to do even more research, reporting and writing on how species are adapting to the world’s changing climate.
Please continue to share this link — www.beaconreader.com/projects/bracing-for-impact — with your networks to help us get there.
Thanks again, Flux
Thanks so much for your support to date. There is one week left in our Beacon campaign and we are almost 70% of the way to our goal!
Good news: This week, our project was featured in an article on Grist, one of the most popular environmental websites on the Internet — check it out! http://grist.org/business-technology/for-5-a-month-you-can-put-food-on-a-stray-climate-writers-plate/.
As we head toward the home stretch, could you help us spread the word? Every email and Facebook post will get us closer to reaching our goal. Please share this link — www.beaconreader.com/projects/bracing-for-impact — with friends, family, colleagues and others who might be interested in subscribing and learning more about the way the world is adapting to its changing climate.
We can’t wait to get to work!
Thanks again, Flux
Wow! What a week we’ve had! Thank you so much for your generous donations—which put us at 58% with two weeks left to go.
It was even better since Hannah Hoag, Susan Moran and Virginia Gewin have unearthed some fantastic story ideas and made great connections while chatting with researchers at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, Montana this week. We are pumped to do this—and now it’s even closer to reality!
Thanks again for sharing the following link with your friends, family, and networks. If everyone just tells one person, we’ll reach our goal with time to spare: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/bracing-for-impact.
All the best, Flux
Thank you all for your continued support and backing of this project. We passed the 25% mark this morning!
We are confident that the time is ripe to start telling these modern-day survival stories as climate change shifts the planet to a new normal. In addition to highlighting how human communities are adapting, we’re busy collecting examples of the species that are holding strong and those receiving a helpful boost from innovative researchers.
In fact, Hannah Hoag, Susan Moran and Virginia Gewin are off to the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, Montana, this weekend to unearth more of these intriguing tales.
Thanks again for sharing the following link with your friends, family, and networks. Every little bit of help counts: http://www.beaconreader.com/projects/bracing-for-impact.
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