What if the Public Panicked About Climate Change Like They’re Doing Over Coronavirus?

What if the Public Panicked About Climate Change Like They’re Doing Over Coronavirus?

For those of us who work in the climate world the fact that most Americans don’t view the climate crisis as an urgent threat is a big frustration. While there’s a 97% consensus among scientists that anthropogenic climate change is occurring and the fact that no part of the United States will come out unaffected, […]

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Mainstream News Media Ignored the Climate Crisis in 2019 — Let’s Talk About It

Mainstream News Media Ignored the Climate Crisis in 2019 — Let’s Talk About It

According to a recent study of news coverage in 2019 by the organization Media Matters, news shows on the major networks aired only 238 minutes of climate crisis coverage, which was actually up from 2018 significantly, but as a whole still made up only 0.7% of overall corporate broadcast nightly and Sunday morning news shows in 2019.

Why This Matters:  Major network news is a bellwether for the nation — if they are not talking about climate change, then neither is the American public.

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A Bold New Commitment to Covering Climate

A Bold New Commitment to Covering Climate

Covering Climate Now, is a new project aimed at breaking the climate silence that has long prevailed in the news media. The project, co-founded by The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review and in partnership with The Guardian, officially has 60 media outlets committing to more climate coverage including the likes of CBS News and the […]

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Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

Climate Protests Breaking Out in NYC and DC

On Saturday, outside The New York Times building, 70 Extinction Rebellion protestors were arrested as they demanded greater coverage of the climate crisis by the notable news company.  Similarly, activists from the Sunrise Movement conducted a “sit-in” outside the Democratic National Committee yesterday demanding a primary debate focused solely on climate change.  

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