Andrew McCormick

Andrew McCormick is an independent journalist in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Atlantic, and Columbia Journalism Review.

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This election, regardless of who wins, marks an opportunity for news outlets to recommit to the climate story, which will only become more important and all-encompassing in the years ahead. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 29, 2020
The World Is Burning, but the Political Press Insists on its Horserace
Last week, audiences watched the most substantive conversation on climate change to ever feature in a US presidential debate. Moderator Kristen Welker, of NBC News, first asked the candidates what each would do to combat climate change while also supporting job growth—a welcome improvement on...
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Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion attend a protest against the expansion of Stansted Airport on 29 August 2020 in Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom. (Photo: Mark Kerrison/In Pictures via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 10, 2020
These Big City Mayors Want Green Stimulus Spending to Counter Covid-19
Trillions of dollars are on the table, as governments around the world seek to dig out from the economic crater caused by the coronavirus. With time also running short to avoid the worst of the climate crisis, the growing consensus among world leaders is that Covid-19 recovery spending must be “...
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A view of the damage around the site aftermath of the Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States on August 30, 2020. (Photo: Dave Creaney/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn’t That Headline News?
The president of the United States has no plan to address the climate crisis. This is not a partisan observation; it is a fact, supported by Donald Trump’s own statements and the Republican Party platform, which, as in 2016 , outrightly dismisses the climate threat and ridicules efforts to mitigate...
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