BURN host Alex Chadwick is looking at results of the king tide Friday morn in South Florida.
40 percent of the world’s inhabitants work and farm and sleep within about 50 miles of a coastline.
Content for stations
Rising Seas digital grab bag
Here’s a collection of material that you can use on your website or social media feeds to promote BURN's Rising Seas special, and to spur local conversations about sea level rise and climate change. Scroll through this page and you'll find audio, photographs, video, graphics and more.
The hour-long Rising Seas special has four segments. Below you’ll find the audio for each segment packaged to stand alone, and there’s the full hour.
Feel free to embed the SoundCloud player on your site, or just steer people to the audio with a link.
South Florida segment
Embed any of these videos on your website or blog, or point to them on your social media feeds. We have two video notebook entries from Gretel Ehrlich in Greenland, two video postcards from Alex Chadwick in Florida, and a video postcard from reporter Reid Frazier in Louisiana. We have more videos coming. We’ll update this list as they arrive.
Check out BURN’s “100 Years Rising” Tumblr blog. You’ll find more videos and audio and stories — from BURN and other sources. You can embed that material or point your users to the posts — and we encourage you to send us local reporting that your station has done on sea level and climate. We’d love to include more local material on “100 Years Rising.” We’ll continue to add new content to the Tumblr blog at least into mid-November — longer if we keep getting material.
Gretel Ehrlich’s notebook
In addition to the videos featuring Gretel’s photos and narration, we have a text selection from the notebook she kept on her Greenland journey. Feel free to link to it.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images to download. Please give the photographers a credit.
Climate Central’s Surging Seas page is a treasure trove of maps, charts and information about sea level rise. News organizations are welcome to embed these images, as long as you don’t alter them. Have a look at their licensing. It’s explained on their site.
They offer several embeddable widgets for your website. One of the widgets allows you to embed a hyperlocal map with a slider that users can move to see the effect of differing levels of sea level rise on your city. Here’s a screenshot of the local map for NYC. (If you embed the actual widget, the map will show your city and it will be interactive, unlike this one.)
Climate Central also has pages of maps and charts like this one that you can embed.
It’s been two years since Japan’s triple catastrophe. Earthquake, tsunami, then a series of meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Many people are still worried about what they can and can’t consume - seafood, eggs, even vegetables. BURN Radio reporter Catherine Winter went to Japan recently to find out how people are eating in the shadow of a massive disaster. LISTEN http://burnanenergyjournal.com/
Carl Pillitteri is an American nuclear technician who was working inside Fukushima Daiichi when the earthquake and tsunami hit 2 years ago.
BURN Host Alex Chadwick did this exclusive interview with Pillitteri a year after the disaster.