While climate change encompasses the potential for devastating consequences, including physical destruction, economic disruption, even an impact on our national security, it also has the potential to foster a new era of scientific innovation, clean energy technologies, and creative policy solutions.

Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change is a public media initiative from WNET in New York reporting on the human impact of climate change, designed to provide context, scientifically sound information, and fact-based journalism to audiences across every platform of public media. It also focuses on stories of exciting new frontiers of scientific innovation in resilience, mitigation, and clean energy.

We are partnering with some of public media’s most prestigious programs to use broadcast television, digital video, social media and public radio to tell these stories to the widest possible audience… locally, regionally, and nationally, on-air and online.


Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change is produced by WNET, with lead funding from Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos. Major support is provided by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, The Marc Haas Foundation, and Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly.