Climate Magazine April issue goes online

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Climate Magazine’s monthly issue will not appear in print as a result of coronavirus restrictions on distribution. However, the April issue can be read in its entirety right here on Climate’s website.

The expanded 40-page issue includes all of the Redwood City-based publication’s staples, but additional guest contributions have been included, among them columns related to the pandemic.

In her monthly letter, Editor Janet McGovern addressed the challenges the editorial team weighed in considering how—and even whether—to publish. The fact that most readers are subject to “shelter in place” limits and usual distribution outlets for the free magazine are closed was a major factor in the decision to move the magazine online. Present plans are to return to print for the May issue.

As a public service, Climate devoted several pages in the April issue to honoring the recipients of the recent Sequoia Awards, who were denied the normal opportunity of being acknowledged at a banquet. That March event was cancelled because of the coronavirus.

Publisher Adam Alberti says making the magazine available online means Climate’s regular audience won’t have to miss an issue, and he hopes the digital format will introduce the award-winning publication to new readers.