Michael J. Coren

San Francisco, CA

Climate Advice Columnist

Education: Emory University, BA in environmental studies and journalism; Yale University, MESc in environmental science

Michael is a journalist writing the "Climate Coach" advice column for The Washington Post. Before joining the Post in 2022, he spent nearly two decades as a reporter and editor covering climate, technology, and economics for outlets such as Quartz and CNN.com, and served as managing editor of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post.
Latest from Michael J. Coren

Comparing green funeral options, from composting to natural burial to water cremation

If you're planning a green funeral, you have a lot of choice. The Post's climate coach explains how much each one costs, both for you and the planet.

January 31, 2023

We still use appliances like it’s 1970. There’s a better way.

Some popular energy-saving tips for our home appliances are proving to be old and outdated myths. Here's how we can do better.

January 24, 2023

Why The Washington Post is starting a climate advice column

Our new Climate Coach introduces himself.

November 28, 2022