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Erin Stone

Climate Emergency Reporter (she/her)

Before coming to LAist in late 2021, I covered topics such as mental health, domestic violence and environmental issues for newspapers in Texas, Arizona and northern California. I turned my focus to climate coverage after reporting on the devastating impacts of rising sea levels on communities in the remote Sundarbans islands in India.

Having grown up in Southern California, I remember a time when wildfires weren’t a year-round problem and it was pretty rare for summer temperatures to climb above 100 degrees for more than a few days.

Today, we face a very different reality, where the impacts of the climate crisis are the subject of daily headlines at home and around the world. It may be a global problem, but the climate emergency is experienced locally.

My mission is to equip you with information and connections to help you understand, cope with, and prepare for the changes being brought by our shifting climate.

To do this, I want to amplify community-driven solutions, break down complex science and policy in an accessible manner, and provide practical reporting that helps you navigate this issue in your daily life. I want to answer your questions and help give you a sense of agency as we face this global crisis together.

Climate Emergency Questions
Fires. Mudslides. Heat waves. What questions do you need answered as you prepare for the effects of the climate emergency?

Stories by Erin Stone

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