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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Sep 18 2017

Feature: Silent killer: Sweltering planet braces for deadly heat shocks

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hurricane Harvey blasted ashore in August, drowning south Texas in a year's worth of rain in just a few days, it left behind an estimated $150 billion in damage to sodden homes and inundated factories, and claimed about 60 lives.

Sep 11 2017

As climate threats grow clearer, risk-lowering investment is crucial: bankers

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As worsening mega-storms, floods and droughts claim more lives and cause billions of dollars in damage around the world, recognition of the need to act quickly to curb climate change is growing, banking experts say.

Aug 17 2017

INTERVIEW-Proposed U.S. aid cuts threaten 'disaster' for world's poor - foundation head

LONDON, Aug 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid to help developing countries fight poverty, hunger, disease and climate change is likely to fall 50 to 70 percent under proposed U.S. budget cuts, a "disaster" for the world's poor, the president of The Rockefeller Foundation has warned.

Jul 20 2017

With climate change driving child marriage risks, Bangladesh fights back

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change-driven extreme weather - from flooding and mudslides to blistering heat - is accelerating migration to Bangladesh's cities, raising the risks of problems such as child marriage, according to UNICEF's head of Bangladesh programmes.

Jun 29 2017

Water for goats or cows? Best way to boost resilience isn’t always clear: researchers

OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In northern rural areas of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, men own the cattle and women the goats and chickens. But men also control use of the water in local dams, so when drought hits it is the cattle that get the water – and the goats and chickens that die.

Jun 22 2017

From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in surging African cities

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Residents of Karonga, a lakeside city of about 60,000 in northern Malawi, face no shortage of risks.

Jun 07 2017

Deadly heatwaves surge in India, with worse ahead, researchers say

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increasingly scorching summer heat in India is leading to a big jump in heatwave deaths – and much worse is likely on the way, researchers said on Wednesday.

Jun 01 2017

'Historic mistake' by Trump - but climate action will go on

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Paris Agreement on climate change will not derail action to curb one of the most serious problems facing the planet, political leaders, scientists, activists and other experts vowed on Thursday.

May 23 2017

8 in 10 people now see climate change as a 'catastrophic risk': survey

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats found Wednesday.

May 21 2017

Time to ditch the polar bears? Climate change looks for a new image

LONDON, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - What does climate change look like? For many people, the first – or perhaps only – image that comes to mind is of smokestacks, or polar bears perched on ice floes.


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