31 May '13, 9am

We passed the 400ppm carbon dioxide milestone earlier this month. Why wasn't there a media storm?

We passed the 400ppm carbon dioxide milestone earlier this month. Why wasn't there a media storm?

The Mirror, with glorious abandon, ran with an offer for a free trip into space, and something about the long-running Savile scandal. The Sun, more earthbound, led with a free trip to Legoland and something about retiring football manager Alex Ferguson. The Express had something about pensions and the Daily Mail warned about "deadly drugs for sale on Amazon". The Times ran with something about the Metropolitan police, and the Telegraph with a story about a No 10 adviser. The Financial Times stayed in its comfort zone with another tale of corrupt banking. Even the Guardian, which did cover the story inside its paper and online , gave front page priority to a report on how horsemeat was still galloping out of control through our food chain. Only the humble Independent splashed the story on its front page.

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