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This week we sat down with Julia Pyper, who is the Host and Producer of the Political Climate podcast. You’ve seen Julia’s guest posts for Our Daily Planet, but we wanted to make the intro official and also chat a bit more about Julia’s newest podcast, Ditched which delves into the world of green finance. Make sure to watch; here are some highlights:
ODP: How do you think the media writ large is doing at covering climate change?
JP: [Comprehensive coverage of climate change] starts to fall apart at the mainstream media level, especially cable news. The papers have done a lot better of a job; we’re seeing written journalism really embrace this more. I think we need to see more of an evolution on television as that’s where most people still get their news.
The fact that we’re feeling the effects of climate change today has made it less possible for the media to ignore the issue; now it’s a question of getting the language right. “Do you believe in climate change?” is not a question. You don’t ‘believe’ in it, it’s not Santa Claus. That’s where I think the media needs to draw from the wonks and learn how to frame these issues correctly so that people are getting the right information.
ODP: How do people cover climate change for audiences that are still unsure about the issue?
JP: Most people have a bank account, so what happens with your dollars is a big part of the climate story. And that resonates across the political spectrum.
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