The Climate Tracker community is composed of young scientists, journalists, activists, and researchers. So when we asked them to recommend books that helped them understand climate change, we knew we were going to get some good responses. The recommendations were awesome, and we’ll be revealing them to you in a two-part series that starts…here!
In Pakistan, the government shut down brick kilns in the Punjab province to curb the smog that arrives at the start of winter. The intentions seemed good, but the victims of the policy were the brick kiln workers themselves, already steeped in poverty.
Was the policy effective? Was it just for show? Why the Punjab government did not think of asking the cement industry to halt its processes? And most importantly, what happened to the brick kiln workers?
Our small grants winner, Maham Javaid, visits Kasur, a city located to the south of Lahore, to find out
Globally, Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. In just the past few months alone, the region has already experienced a typhoon in the Philippines, two tsunamis in Indonesia, and a tropical storm in Thailand. In the face of the complex challenges that climate change poses to the region, journalists are in a unique position to inform the future of the region. We look at some climate journalism highlights on Southeast Asia in the past year.