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Justine Calma

Justine Calma


Justine Calma is a science reporter covering clean energy and the environment at The Verge. She’s also the host of Hell or High Water: When Disaster Hits Home, a podcast from Vox Media and Audible Originals. Since the adoption of the Paris agreement in 2015, Justine has reported on climate change on the ground in four continents. Her story, "Power Shift," about one neighborhood’s fight for clean energy in New Orleans was published in the 2022 HarperCollins anthology, The Best American Science and Nature Writing. She previously covered environmental justice at Grist and taught a nonfiction climate writing class for the MFA program at The City College of New York. She is an alumna of Columbia Journalism School's Toni Stabile investigative program and the Ida B. Wells fellowship at The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund.

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The Biden administration has a new National Climate Resilience Framework.

It’s releasing the framework today during a summit the White House is hosting on climate resilience. The framework focuses on getting communities, federal agencies, and infrastructure ready for any shocks that come with climate change. FEMA is issuing a new set of Federal best practices for building construction, for example.

The Biden administration also announced the availability of $500 million in funding “to help build a climate resilient nation” from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.

Climate Week NYC: news and protests surrounding the UN Climate Ambition Summit

Hundreds of governments and thousands of protesters descended upon New York City this week to ramp up action on climate change.

The world’s biggest polluters didn’t show up.

Joe Biden and heads of state for many of the top polluting countries — China, India, and Russia, and the UK — were missing at the UN Climate Ambition Summit, where the ticket to participate was a more ambition climate plan. “The rich countries that have historically driven the climate crisis and are continuing to expand fossil fuels were given an opportunity ... to demonstrate their commitment to the 1.5°C global warming limit. Instead, we saw cowardice and a staggering failure of climate leadership,” Romain Ioualalen of Oil Change International said in a statement.