Here at Climate Confidential, we’ll scour the latest research and talk with leading experts to bring you the ideas and innovations that have a real shot at changing our world—and our lives—for the better. We’ll bring you stories of scientists and entrepreneurs who are shaping our future, and communities where environmental issues are playing out.
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Climate Confidential is Amy Westervelt, Ucilia Wang, Celeste LeCompte, Josie Garthwaite, Mary Catherine O’Connor and Erica Gies.
We are a collective of seasoned freelance journalists with a combined 90 years of experience covering environmental issues and technology development for some of the country’s leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Smithsonian, The Economist, Wired, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. But more than that, we are a group of storytellers whose talents and interests dovetail at a time and place where rapid changes — from a melting Arctic to a blossoming of renewable energy projects — give our reporting urgency.
You won’t find our stories wrought with drama and hyperbole, as the nod to the Noir genre in our name may imply. But you will find us uncovering stories about tech solutions, firebrands, discord, and boondoggles that have until now been lurking in the shadows.
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