Carolyn Beeler

Carolyn Beeler

Environment Reporter

Carolyn Beeler covers the environment for The World, where she focuses on stories about people and places impacted by climate change. 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, she 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 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.

Climate Change

Why 2020 is a key year for climate action

The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.

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