Molly Segal

Climate and environmental journalist

Based in Vancouver, Molly Segal covers climate change for CBC Radio’s What On Earth, which received the inaugural Canadian Journalism Foundation award for climate solutions coverage. Molly’s producing and documentary work has taken her to the UN climate talks in Glasgow, in search of elusive wolverines in the Rocky Mountains, and riding along with ranchers to learn how to get along with wolves. Molly was a 2019-2020 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied the history of scientific misinformation and climate change technologies. Share story ideas to

Latest from Molly Segal

Putting a price on nature can help municipalities adapt to climate change

By putting a value on things like wetlands, forests and coastlines, municipalities can make a financial case to invest in, protect and restore ecosystems while also benefitting from the services they provide. 

What working together to save the ozone layer tells us about climate action today

Thirty-five years after it was signed, the Montreal Protocol has started to heal the ozone layer, although experts say it will take decades longer to restore it. Some experts say that success should inspire better co-operation on climate action.

Could volcanoes in Canada be used to generate green energy? Scientists are hoping so

Old volcanoes beneath mountains near Whistler, B.C., hold a big green energy promise: the potential to harness geothermal heat for power. Now scientists and industry are working on ways to tap into the resource.

The polar bear became an 'accidental icon' of climate change. Is it time to rethink that?

When biologist Andrew Derocher discovered in the 1990s how polar bears were affected by climate change, his work helped launch the charismatic critter as an icon — used by activists as a poster animal for a warming world, and exploited by climate deniers to argue the opposite. But get close and the story of Arctic change is more complex.

As the Atlantic Ocean warms, fisheries scramble to adapt

One impact of greenhouse gas emissions is the warming ocean, with hot spots in the North Atlantic. As fish species respond by moving farther north, expanding and shrinking their ranges, the rules about what can be fished, where and how much are lagging behind the speed of change.