Karine Durand is specialized in extreme weather phenomena, climate & health impact, USA climate and adaptation to climate change with nature solutions.
Karine Durand is an environmental communication expert, severe weather specialist (tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms) and TV presenter in France. She is specialized in extreme weather phenomena, climate & health impact, USA climate and adaptation to climate change with nature solutions. She worked 11 years for La Chaîne Météo (The French Weather Channel) as an Editorial Manager and TV presenter. Today, she regularly presents the weather on CNEWS the 2nd biggest news channel in France, C8 and Europe1 radio station (Canal+ group), and often talks on other media about weather disasters.
She has completed an education in Environmental Sciences (Yale University, United Nations, FEMA, University of Alberta) and in Communication (French Press Institute and Sorbonne Nouvelle). She is also a writer "Climate & Earth expert" for the science website Futura. In the media world, Karine is well-known for her teaching skills, smile and passion. She loves to explain weather and environmental subjects in a simple way that everybody can understand.
In June 2021, she was chosen to host the international roundtable "Communicating climate change in the media", co-organized by International Weather and Climate Forum, EUMETSAT, World Meteorological Organization and European Space Agency. 1500 climate experts and weather presenters from 90 different countries watched the online event.
Karine is not only a "studio woman", she is an "outdoor woman" : she is an adventurer in North America for the last 14 years. She has a passion for wilderness and for extreme weather and she has traveled to the USA and Canada more than 20 times to study ranching, climate and biodiversity mostly in the Glacier county of Montana and in the desert of Arizona. She stayed several summers, winters and falls in an ecological and traditional cattle ranch in Montana, to help the cowboys with cattle drive and learn about rangeland management in one of the most extreme landscape of the country. These stays in unspoiled nature, sharing life with locals, farmers & ranchers, truly made who she is now as a human and as a environmental communication expert. After each stay, she loves to share her experiences and knowledge on TV, her YouTube channel, articles and conferences.
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“Organizing an online event with Karine is always a friendly moment, some kind of mix between professionalism and fun, and it is always a professional lesson about media and eventing. Karine is ...
"Karine hosted the conference about Future Jobs in Energy, on March the 24th 2022, organized by the environmental lab Seinergy Lab. She spoke about the link between climate issues and jobs of the ...
“Organizing an online event with Karine is always a friendly moment, some kind of mix between professionalism and fun, and it is always a professional lesson about media and eventing. Karine is also english fluent and knows how to lead an interview with different personalities and react accordingly to their answers. Thanks Karine for your trust, Maybe Planet is welcoming you again anytime!"
"Karine hosted the conference about Future Jobs in Energy, on March the 24th 2022, organized by the environmental lab Seinergy Lab. She spoke about the link between climate issues and jobs of the future related to energy, buildings, transports and industry. She prepared with care all of the interviews for this conference and managed to make these kinds of jobs and the education needed pretty attractive. She has a very nice personality and she has been very accommodating with our needs for this event, and she showed us that she was a real communication expert. We will definitely work with her again in the future, thanks again Karine.”