The Climate City team imagined the story of Meryl Perovskia and Adam Wenston, two journalists passionate about preserving the environment, to show the widest possible audience what urban climate change is all about and the challenges it poses for populations and our future.
This is their story:
Adam Wenston and Meryl Perovskia met in Afghanistan 10 years ago as war reporters. They were accompanying crack troops in the mountains when the Jeep Adam was riding in hit a mine.
Meryl, who was riding in another vehicle a few hundred metres from the explosion, helped to evacuate the wounded and took care of Adam for several days as his life hung by a thread on the trip back to Kabul.
This tragic event sealed a firm friendship that gets stronger by the day, sealed by a shared vision of the world—a generous, peaceful and ecological vision—and by a burning need to observe, understand, inform and act.
Adam and Meryl are still working today as reporters for Citizen World Journal. However, since his accident Adam can no longer travel the globe, so the two friends decided to share the workload.
The feisty Perovskia continues to roam the world while the meticulous Wenston organizes missions, investigates, pulls together information and prepares the articles that he always co-writes with Meryl.
For the last two years, this duo of dedicated reporters have been working side by side in Citizen World’s news room in Montreal, investigating in Africa, Asia, South America and all corners of the Earth to expose the dire threat that climate change poses to humankind.
As the parents of six children between them, it is a threat they take very seriously, and even if their respective marriages have not survived the pressures a roving reporter has to endure, Wenston and Perovskia have become real experts in the field of climate change…