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Sky News launches first primetime news show dedicated to climate change

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The Daily Climate Show is the UK’s first news programme focusing on climate change, to be broadcast on Sky News’s TV and social platforms.

Sky News is launching The Daily Climate Show, the UK’s first primetime news show solely dedicated to the climate crisis.

Going on air from April 7, the 15-minute programme will be hosted by Sky News presenter Anna Jones. On the show, correspondents will explore and investigate how daily lives and the international landscape will be altered by global warming and climate change, whilst presenting solutions to the crisis.

The Daily Climate Show will run on the Sky News website, app, YouTube and Twitter at 6:30pm and 9:30pm Monday to Friday, as well as in primetime slots on the Sky News TV channel.

Climatecast, a companion podcast, will go into more depth on the issues covered in the week and give viewers a real-time, minute-to-minute view of how power is being generated and used, and how close the earth is to a potentially catastrophic temperature increase. A weekly digital edition of The Daily Climate Show will be published across all of Sky News’s social platforms.

Sky News says the programme will “put people at the heart of its journalism”, with case studies including affected populations as well as scientist and policymakers.

The media company has a dedicated climate change editorial team and has committed to environmental issues with campaigns to protect the rainforest and remove single-use plastics. It’s also a founding member of the albert News Consortium, which shares sustainable production practice among news organisations. Additionally, Sky has an overall ambition to become a net-zero business by 2030.

The Daily Climate Show’s launch comes as the UK prepares to hold the COP26 summit in Glasgow later this year. Sky News is a principal partner and media partner of the climate change event.

Sky News head John Ryley said: “There has never been a more urgent need to report accurately on the climate crisis and to bring this story to new audiences. In this critical year for action ahead of COP26, The Daily Climate Show from Sky News will feature forensic data-journalism, expert analysis and eyewitness reporting and look at the solutions to climate change.”

Alok Sharma, president of COP26, added: “I’m delighted to see how Sky is informing and engaging its viewers about the climate crisis, and the need for urgent action, through the Daily Climate Show. Businesses, including media organisations, have a key part to play on the road to Glasgow and in helping us all build back greener.”

Anay Mridul
Anay is the managing editor of The Vegan Review. A journalism graduate from City, University of London, he was a barista for three years, and never shuts up about coffee. He's passionate about coffee, plant-based milk, cooking, eating, veganism, writing about all that, profiling people, and the Oxford Comma. Originally from India, he went vegan in 2020, after attempting (and failing) Veganuary. He believes being environmentally conscious is a basic responsibility, and veganism is the best thing you can do to battle climate change. He gets lost at Whole Foods sometimes.