Climate change will have major impacts in every facet of our lives for the rest of the century. In the Fall of 2021, students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the University of Navarra (UNAV) in Pamplona, Spain, produced “Climate Letters,” an international reporting project to examine the impacts of climate change on both regions across the Atlantic Ocean.
The project was posible through a grant from UNC’s Collaborative Online International Learning initiative. The purpose of the COIL program is to “connect faculty and students from across the world through shared learning experiences and global, cross-institutional collaboration.”
Students from UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media and UNAV’s School of Communication met for four Zoom sessions in Fall of 2021 to coordinate their reporting on the impacts of climate change in the state of North Carolina in the U.S. and the autonomous region of Navarra in Spain. Professors Tom Linden and Bienvenido León directed the projects with the Climate Letters website designed and produced by Noel Castro Fernández, a second-year master’s student at UNC on a Fulbright Scholarship.