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This climate change reporter is glad readers care enough to send her hate mail

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Will Eaton
Joan Meiners

Joan Meiners is a scientist and a journalist. She's currently the climate news and storytelling reporter for the Arizona Republic, and she has a weekly piece that appears each Wednesday on the back of the front page that outlines how our lives are being shaped already by climate change.

But in a recent op-ed, she’s not writing about climate change science or the real ways in which it's changing Arizonans’ lives — she’s writing about the hate mail she gets. And it’s a lot.

But through very scientifically analyzing it, Meiners found it might actually offer some hope.

The Show spoke with her to learn how.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.