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 multiplatform public media initiative from The WNET Group in New York. Reporting on the human impact of climate change, our projects are designed to provide context, scientifically sound information, and fact-based journalism to audiences across every platform of public media. They also focus on stories of exciting new frontiers of scientific innovation related to resilience, mitigation, and clean energy.  

Reporting and distributing stories since 2017, Peril and Promise has produced so far more than 500 reports across every platform of public media on-air and online – including the national primetime documentary series Sinking Cities, news reports on PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour Weekend, and regional reporting on MetroFocus and NJ Spotlight News. Our content partners also include PBS Digital StudiosCyberchaseWNYC public radio, Climate Nexus and their climate newswire Nexus Media News, and PBS Member Stations across the country.

Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change is produced by The WNET Group. Major funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos with additional funding from Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, and the Estate of Worthington Mayo-Smith.