EMS Journalist Award 2015 for Stéphane Foucart, France
Stéphane Foucart regularly publishes articles on the environment and climate change in the “Planet” section of “Le Monde”. He was nominated for the Journalist Award on the basis of three recent articles published in “Le Monde”:
- One third of sea level rise is due to melting of high (Le Monde, Planète, June 2013) – translated into English
- The climate and war (Le Monde, Planète, November 2014) – translated into English
- Climate and the trade of doubt (Le Monde, Planète, March 2015) – translated into English
In his articles, Stéphane Foucart is addressing climate change and its social and environment impact, highlighting the different aspects (e.g. in the context of history and politics) and reporting the recent scientific facts, while keeping a high level of objectiveness.
He is vigilant to detect and expose misleading information about climate change and he is reporting in an understandable way the scientific facts about the environment, the climate and also about climate change in the context of politics. These implications of climate and climate change are rarely addressed by meteorologists or climatologists, but are of utmost importance. Foucart adds to the scientific facts the perspective of a competent journalist, placing climate change into a broader frame. This is an impressive work.
Stéphane Foucart was born in 1973; he has been working for “Le Monde” for 15 years now, and he is the journal’s environmental sciences correspondent since 2007. He is also the author of books investigating the corporate influence on science (Le Populisme climatique, 2010, and La Fabrique du mensonge, 2013).
The Award could not be presented to Stéphane Foucart in 2015, but will be presented at the EMS Annual Meeting in Trieste, on 13 September 2016.