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Grading the Sunday Shows on Climate Change

This week, the Sunday political talk shows of all four major broadcast networks featured segments on global warming. First, a few general thoughts: The Sunday talk shows showed a great deal …

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day …

Media Ignores Climate as Lobsters Feel the Heat

As threats to lobsters associated with warming ocean temperatures creep northward into Maine, the Associated Press has crept away from reporting on the climate change, despite evidence that rising seawater …

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the …

Tom Brokaw: Why Haven’t Presidential Debates Discussed Climate Change?

On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw listed climate change among the topics that neither the first presidential debate nor the vice presidential …

A Chance for Media Redemption on Hackergate?

Leftover turkey anyone? Today another hacked batch of 5,000 emails purporting to be from the Climate Research Center at the University of East Anglia was leaked by unknown parties.  It’s …

Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather Spikes Peanut Butter Prices

Will consumers get the jarring truth about why peanut butter prices are suddenly chunky? So far, it looks like the media is feeding them a smoothed-over version that omits the impact of the climate crisis.

Climate Deniers Champion Persecution, Not Proof

While we no longer literally burn scientists at the stake, they still face persecution for upsetting the apple cart.

Will Someone Finally Ask If News Corp. Was Behind Hacked Climate Emails?

It’s been frustrating that for all the rightful attention paid to The News of the World phone hacking scandal, virtually no journalist has been willing to ask if News Corp.’s lawbreaking extended into email hacking.

Media Proves Gore Right on Climate Coverage

Al Gore’s Rolling Stone essay spent four times as much space comparing the news media to pro wrestling referees than it did urging President Obama to act on the climate crisis. So what did media coverage of Gore’s piece exclusively focus on?

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