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Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope: The media needs to cover the climate crisis as seriously as it covered COVID
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Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope: The media needs to cover the climate crisis as seriously as it covered COVID

With some exceptions, the news industry is still not responding to the true scale and danger of global heating.

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Crisis? What crisis? Media failing to convey the urgency of the climate emergency

If an alien landed on Planet Earth today and started watching television and reading the newspapers, it would probably not realize that humanity and the natural world face an existential threat – one that has taken us into the Sixth Mass Extinction, is already devastating the lives of many, especially in the Global South, and is set to hit the rest of us soon.

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Mentions of climate change in scripted entertainment largely absent

While there has been much research on social, political and economic issues in media and its impact on viewers, there has been little to none on climate change. It’s a major topic, as the United Nation’s latest report keeps pleading for more aggressive and accelerated actions in order to avert a climate catastrophe.

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‘Extrapolations’ is the climate TV show we’re finally ready for

Full of Easter eggs for environmental nerds, Apple TV's sprawling series depicts the "messy middle" of climate change.
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Our favorite 2022 climate coverage. (Some of it’s even good news!)

Huge legislation. Secret Amazon airstrips. Political shenanigans. Also a trash guessing game. Reporters and editors from The Times’s Climate Desk share pieces they particularly liked.
The late night hosts joined forces to talk climate change. Here are the best moments

The late night hosts joined forces to talk climate change. Here are the best moments

Eight of America's late night talk show hosts joined forces this Wednesday, each using their shows' platforms to address climate change in a special cross-network "Climate Night."

Deniers gonna deny: Fox News' inevitable response to a piece on climate media coverage.
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Deniers gonna deny: Fox News' inevitable response to a piece on climate media coverage.

The latest episode of CNN's “Reliable Sources” included a guest, who claimed that the burning of fossil fuels kills ten million people a year and compared it to being "on the scale of the Holocaust."
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