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Local Meteorologists Tackle Climate Change

August 20, 2021 – Broadcast meteorologist Jorge Torres knows the weather of the American Southwest. He’s worked at television stations in El Paso and Albuquerque, and he’s now at ABC-15 in Phoenix, Arizona. He also understands the climate, and the importance of covering climate change and its impacts for local audiences. Unlike many stations nationwide, at ABC-15 Torres talks about climate change in his forecasts and also works with the station’s news reporters on stories about human-caused climate change. Torres, who previously worked at KOB-4 in Albuquerque, talks about the importance of the climate story and offers advice for other broadcast meteorologists who want to localize this global story.   

Correspondent: Laura Paskus, NMiF environmental producer 

Guest: Jorge Torres, meteorologist, ABC-15 Phoenix 

For More Information: 

Latest climate report shows that human activities are increasing CO2 and warming the planet – ABC-15 

IPPC Climate Change Report – Local Impacts (Our Land) 

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report 

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