Journalist Chris Mooney will discuss the months-long Washington Post investigation into the world’s climate-warming emissions, which found that countries are dramatically under-reporting their climate impact – by as much as 13 billion tons of greenhouse gases annually. The Post drew on satellite and atmospheric analyses, independent scientific inventories of greenhouse gases, and a dataset built by the paper itself to hold the entire world accountable for what it is truly emitting.
Chris Mooney is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter on energy and the environment at The Washington Post. He is also a lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment for this academic year. He has authored four books about science, politics and climate change. Chris is a graduate of Yale College (Silliman, ’99).