Sonia Narang is a multimedia producer and video journalist. She has produced videos for in-depth multimedia projects at PRI's The World, including the global cancer series
and the year-long South African school series
. She has also filmed musicians for The World’s Global Hit web videos.
Sonia has also produced and reported video stories in Japan, India and the US for the New York Times, GlobalPost, PBS NewsHour, Frontline/World, and Time.com.
She once filmed a cat petting café in Osaka. She also reported on the aftermath of the Japan tsunami, the controversy over U.S. military bases in Okinawa, and alternative energy in rural India.
Sonia has a master’s degree in journalism and documentary film from the University of California at Berkeley. A native Californian, she first ventured east for college (majored in English at Amherst College), and got her start in journalism at a newspaper in Colorado more than a decade ago.
When disaster strikes, it’s often women who are affected the most.
In a region that only receives six inches of rainfall per year, each degree of temperature increase has an extreme effect on the arid land. “You add just a little bit of a temperature increase to a place that's already on the edge, and you've made an enormous change in the living conditions there,” one expert says.
The Sámi are an indigenous population in the northern parts of Finland, as well as Sweden, Norway and Russia. However, the warming climate has threatened to disrupt the Sámi people's centuries-old tradition of reindeer herding. As Arctic temperatures rise more than twice as fast as the global average, reindeer herders are struggling to cope with increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather.
Elisabeth Holland says countries like Fiji are facing a "truly existential crisis."
This year's global climate summit is taking place in Germany, but it's being led by the Pacific island nation of Fiji. Here's what half a dozen Fijians think about hosting the conference and life in the cross-hairs of climate change.