Molly Peterson

Climate Journalist, KQED Science

Molly Peterson is a multimedia journalist covering climate science and climate-driven disasters. In California she has covered wildfire vulnerability, mitigation and adaptation, and planning issues around sea level rise. In Louisiana she has reported on preparedness and recovery from floods and hurricanes over 15 years. She measured heat in homes and workplaces with sensors to create original data and reporting for public radio stories. She helped grow a NASA-funded citizen climate observation project, ISeeChange. A non-practicing lawyer, she has appeared in The Guardian and on BBC. Her numerous national awards include recognition from IRE for work documenting coastal engineering failures.