Eric Holthaus is creating words about weather and climate change
107

patrons

$524
per month

* * * UPDATE, March 31, 2017 * * *

Hi all! I'm going to place this project on hold while I finish my book. (Estimated delivery date: Summer 2017) For now, consider it a tip jar that supports my family and me during the last, crazed stages of polishing off the manuscript. For those that maintain a $5/mo pledge or higher, I'll personally mail you a signed copy of the book once it's out. It's going to be worth the wait.

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I think climate change is the most important and consequential story of our time, maybe of all time. With Patreon, I'm trying something new: I want to bring that story directly to you, and help you decide what I should focus on. This is crowdfunded, crowd-directed climate journalism.

My goal with Patreon:
Curate the most important weather and climate journalism. (My public Patreon feed will serve as a daily newsletter covering weather and climate news. Subscribe also at: https://tinyletter.com/sciencebyericholthaus)
Provide a direct connection via a patrons-only Twitter feed.
Bonus patrons-only podcast.
Write original pieces on topics chosen by patrons.

Everyone will have access to my short daily newsletter for free. But since climate change often doesn't get the attention it deserves by the media, I want to give you a chance to drive my coverage. If you care about coral reefs, I'll cover coral reefs, and interview the world's coral reef experts. If you live in California and you're interested in how climate change is boosting the risk of wildfire, I'll investigate. Bottom line: I want to tell the stories you care about most.

I'm a meteorologist by training, and entered journalism because I wanted to explain what is happening in a straightforward, science-based, understandable way. If you think this work is important, please join me. I'd love to hear what you have to say.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 28 patrons
Access to @DirectToEH Twitter feed, where you can see my protected tweets and interact with me directly as I report on that month's story.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 23 patrons
Access to a bonus monthly podcast episode, where I discuss that month's article and include interview clips.
(plus @DirectToEH twitter access)
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 47 patrons
***A signed copy of my new book***

Plus, access to a monthly video hangout where, together, we'll determine the focus of that month's reporting.
(plus all previous rewards)

Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 16 patrons
Special thank you shout-out in the monthly bonus podcast episode, plus a plug for your cause.
(plus all previous rewards)
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
Besides being completely amazing, you'll get the right to publish that month's feature story exclusively on your website.
Goals
$524 of $1,000 per month
If we reach this goal, I'll be able to produce one long-form (>2000 words) patron-directed story each month—pretty much forever. And that would be a really amazing thing.
(Subscribe to my free daily newsletter here.)
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* * * UPDATE, March 31, 2017 * * *

Hi all! I'm going to place this project on hold while I finish my book. (Estimated delivery date: Summer 2017) For now, consider it a tip jar that supports my family and me during the last, crazed stages of polishing off the manuscript. For those that maintain a $5/mo pledge or higher, I'll personally mail you a signed copy of the book once it's out. It's going to be worth the wait.

* * *

I think climate change is the most important and consequential story of our time, maybe of all time. With Patreon, I'm trying something new: I want to bring that story directly to you, and help you decide what I should focus on. This is crowdfunded, crowd-directed climate journalism.

My goal with Patreon:
Curate the most important weather and climate journalism. (My public Patreon feed will serve as a daily newsletter covering weather and climate news. Subscribe also at: https://tinyletter.com/sciencebyericholthaus)
Provide a direct connection via a patrons-only Twitter feed.
Bonus patrons-only podcast.
Write original pieces on topics chosen by patrons.

Everyone will have access to my short daily newsletter for free. But since climate change often doesn't get the attention it deserves by the media, I want to give you a chance to drive my coverage. If you care about coral reefs, I'll cover coral reefs, and interview the world's coral reef experts. If you live in California and you're interested in how climate change is boosting the risk of wildfire, I'll investigate. Bottom line: I want to tell the stories you care about most.

I'm a meteorologist by training, and entered journalism because I wanted to explain what is happening in a straightforward, science-based, understandable way. If you think this work is important, please join me. I'd love to hear what you have to say.

Recent posts by Eric Holthaus

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 28 patrons
Access to @DirectToEH Twitter feed, where you can see my protected tweets and interact with me directly as I report on that month's story.
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 23 patrons
Access to a bonus monthly podcast episode, where I discuss that month's article and include interview clips.
(plus @DirectToEH twitter access)
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 47 patrons
***A signed copy of my new book***

Plus, access to a monthly video hangout where, together, we'll determine the focus of that month's reporting.
(plus all previous rewards)

Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 16 patrons
Special thank you shout-out in the monthly bonus podcast episode, plus a plug for your cause.
(plus all previous rewards)
Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
Besides being completely amazing, you'll get the right to publish that month's feature story exclusively on your website.