Join The Post and Courier for the panel discussion “From the Arctic to Africa: What Rapid Warming in these Places Tell us About South Carolina’s Future” on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center at the College of Charleston. The event will highlight how climate struggles across the globe are affecting the Lowcountry.
Nicolas Haque, an award-winning roving news correspondent based out of Senegal, will join Tony Bartelme, senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier, as a guest panelist. Haque’s reporting documented the impact of climate change on a coastal community and UNESCO world heritage site in Senegal, where tens of thousands of people have been uprooted by rising sea levels.
Haque said, “I live on the other side of the Atlantic, in Senegal where storms are born. It is from the hot Sahara desert to the cool ocean in West Africa that winds turn to devastating tropical storms hitting the eastern coast of the United States.”
Both journalists are winners of the Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards and will be featured in the upcoming world broadcast of the documentary Burning Questions: Covering Climate Now. Bartelme was awarded for his feature story, “The Greenland Connection,” in 2022. His story detailed the connection between the melting ice caps in Greenland and their direct effect on the rising waters in the Lowcountry.
“Sure, Greenland is far away – roughly 3,000 miles,” said Bartelme. “But what’s happening here will literally determine Charleston’s fate. It’s one of the most important stories I’ve worked on.”
Tickets for the event are free, but registration is required.