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Gateway Journalism Review: TV meteorologists warm to climate change

Meteorologist Cindy Preszler, who is well-known in St. Louis for her past work at KSDK-TV, now uses Climate Matters’ graphs and data to emphasize the impact of global warming on the local weather on her new WeatherSTL.com.

TV meteorologists have a new informational outlet to help provide localized climate information. The project is called Climate Matters.

“Supported by the National Science Foundation, the project is designed to increase the quality and quantity of reporting on climate-change science, impacts, and solutions.

According to Shari Bell of Climate Central, TV meteorologists were somewhat skeptical of the program at first.  Weather forecaster Cindy Preszler, now retired from KSDK-TV in St. Louis, was one of the first to sign on.”

The article, written by Don Corrigan and published in the latest Gateway Journalism Review, showcases the program’s pilot project in Missouri. And also provides an inside look at how Climate Matters can help local audiences bridge the gap between weather and climate change. The project currently works with about 460 weather professionals in 135 markets across the country.

Find links to the Gateway Journalism Review article and Preszler’s new local weather website by reading more below.

Read Corrigan’s entire article in the latest edition of the Gateway Journalism Review HERE.

Cindy Preszler’s website, WeaterSTL.com, is full of colorful photos, weather-related explanations and insights, interesting videos, severe weather preparedness information,  and, of course, local neighborhood weather coverage. Be sure to check out WeatherSTL.com!

 

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One response to “Gateway Journalism Review: TV meteorologists warm to climate change

  1. Regarding weather and websites and bloggers like Cindy Presser’s — pick up the January 2018 Wired Magazine. Excellent reading there, including a piece called “Eye of the Storm” about Eric Berger’s Houston-based site. Hi blog, “Space City Weather” predicted the enormous rain storm called Harvey this summer which put 50 inches on Houston. Here is a guy who knows climate change and knows the weather is changing. He had more than one-million visitors to his site during the storm, because people came to rely on his predictions and grasp of the enormity of a stationary system with tons of rain.

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