NPR's 170-part Climate Connections series took listeners on a global journey. Stopping off on ice packs and deserts, NPR journalists documented change in weather patterns, ecosystems, and lives. The series also took a journey through time, exploring how past climate changes have shaped human history to understand how global warming may change our own lives in the future.
Each year the Grantham Prize Jury selected up to three entries to receive Awards of Special Merit. Each entry recognized in this category received US$5,000, and there was no ranking among the recipients of this honor. The prize jury typically used the Awards of Special Merit to highlight work that goes beyond the norm for its medium.