About Us

Welcome to The Climate News Network, the free, ready-to-use factual service that brings you the latest news of climate change science.

We help both scientists and journalists to overcome the difficulties they face in reporting the vital facts about climate change. Building on our contacts and experience, we offer science an unbiased window to the world, while for journalists we offer news stories about climate change where the implications are spelt out explicitly and authoritatively as context and comment.

Using trustworthy sources and straightforward language, we provide journalists with the stories they need in a ready-to-use form which they can use as it stands or adapt to their own circumstances. Our stories are typically about 600 words long. The service is entirely free of charge.

It is run by four volunteers, all veteran journalists who have covered climate change for many years for leading British newspapers and broadcasters and are now freelancing. We have set up The Climate News Network because we are convinced that:

  • climate change is one of the most serious threats to human wellbeing
  • it is caused in large part by human activities
  • the decisions we take in the next few years will decide how severe it is
  • it is not too late to act; but…
  • …we need to make very radical changes – fast.

Scientists sometimes make mistakes. That is how science advances, by testing theories to their limits and then refining or discarding them. But we are convinced that mainstream climate scientists are describing the known facts soberly and accurately, leaving us to decide how to act on what they say.

This site is designed primarily for journalists. Most of it is open to everyone, though to read the latest stories you need to register.

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

— The late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan