Carolyn Beeler

Carolyn Beeler

Environment Correspondent + Editor

Carolyn Beeler leads environment coverage for The World. She reports and edits stories focused on the people and places most impacted by climate change, and what they're doing to address it.

She has reported from all seven continents and won national and regional awards for her breaking news and in-depth feature reporting.

Before joining The World, Carolyn helped pilot the weekly health and science show, The Pulse, at WHYY in Philadelphia, and reported from Berlin for a year as a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow.

She studied journalism at Northwestern University and got her start in radio as a Kroc fellow at NPR.

Recent Stories

How will Brexit impact scientific research in the UK?

One small piece of the Brexit puzzle will be how the UK funds scientific research, and how easy or hard it will be for scientists — who traditionally are part of an international, mobile workforce — to work outside their home country.

How did teen climate activist Greta Thunberg rise to fame so quickly?

Greta Thunberg, the favorite to win Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, has inspired books, met with heads of state, and testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations. Her Friday school strikes for climate action have expanded to millions of people around the world.   

UN climate summit asks for 'specific actions' to hit Paris targets

Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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