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My World's on Fire
Extra, extra! Read all about it!
By Colleen Hagerty • Issue #89 • View online
Thanks for reading My World’s on Fire, a newsletter about disasters from journalist Colleen Hagerty. Let’s make this a regular thing – subscribe here for disaster deep-dives, Q&As, and context in your inbox on Thursday evenings.

Some exciting newsletter news to get you started this week!
Last week, My World’s on Fire was named a finalist in the 2022 Covering Climate Now (CCNow) Journalism Awards in the “newsletter” category.
Live look at me when I found out
Live look at me when I found out
Here’s what the judges had to say:
My World’s on Fire covers disasters at a local level but with an eye to the global picture that is both informative and gripping. A series on climate migration forced by extreme storms and flooding across the southern US focused on the particular challenges of low-resource communities. A story on a FEMA program dug into the difficulties of a small community in Three Forks, Montana complying with the complicated requirements of the funding application. Newsletters offer a chance for journalists to develop a personal voice, freed from some of the restrictions and conventions of more traditional formats. Hagerty strikes the right note, with a voice that is distinctive and engaging.
I am amazed to be in such good company with the other finalists, so I decided to share a few of the disaster-related works that I found particularly interesting and informative with you this week.
That’s right – we’re doing a links round-up.
I also included a few resources I’ve recently come across that I think do a great job of breaking down some basic disaster and climate terminology. These are great to save in case you come across a confusing policies or article in the future.
Now, let’s get into the links:
The Migrant Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters | The New Yorker ($)
The Karuk Used Fire to Manage the Forest for Centuries. Now They Want To Do That Again | KQED
Through Our Eyes | HBO Max
Hot Days: Heat's Mounting Death Toll On Workers In The U.S. | NPR
Disaster Glossary | Southerly
A quick guide to climate change jargon | USC Dornsife
Links to help you make sense of things | Revue
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