04 Jan '12, 4am

Media Coverage of Climate Change Continued to Plummet in 2011

Media Coverage of Climate Change Continued to Plummet in 2011

'Tis a sad tale I've had the displeasure of telling many a time: Media coverage of climate change, once robust and enthused, has dwindled to a sad whimper, especially here in the United States. There are many reasons for this: science reportage is suffering from industry-wide cutbacks, media outlets are intimidated by what is wrongly perceived by much of the nation to be primarily a political issue, and there is thought to be a finite number of ways to tell a now quite familiar, and quite depressing, story. But none of those are valid excuses. Climate change, frankly, is the story of our time. It is in the process of changing just about everything about the world as we know it. The angles available for covering such a wide-reaching phenomenon are nearly limitless, and reporters have only scratched the surface in covering the immediate and potential impacts on people, anima...

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