Oct. 11, 2021

Interview: Damien Cave from The New York Times talks about climate reporting in Australia

Interview: Damien Cave from The New York Times talks about climate reporting  in Australia

Damien Cave (pictured) came to Sydney four years ago to set up a news bureau for The New York Times, the first it has had in Australia since the Second World War.

Damien talks about the coverage of the climate crisis in Australia, how his new home is something of a "canary in the coalmine" for climate change, the challenges of dealing with what is the most secretive democracy in the developed world and how his newspaper will take its "Climate Hub" to Glasgow in November.

Since arriving in Australia with his young family, Damien has discovered much about the local attitude to risk and the "stark differences" between what he has experienced here and the culture of his American home.

The differences were so great that he wrote about in his just-published book: "Into the Rip: How the Australian Way of Risk Made My Family Stronger, Happier ... and Less American".

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