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  • Monday, February 12, 2018

    2017 Media Turned Climate Change Into Reality TV

    How broadcast TV networks covered climate change in 2017

    Kevin Kalhoeffer, February 12, 2018 (Media Matters For America)

    “Broadcast TV news neglected many critical climate change stories in 2017…79 percent of the time that corporate broadcast networks spent covering climate change, or 205 out of 260 total minutes, featured actions or statements by the Trump administration. The networks gave vastly less coverage to the many ways that climate change affects people's lives through its impacts on things like extreme weather, public health, and national security…[94 of 95 minutes on Sunday show climate coverage revolved around the administration. 52% of TV news climate coverage was about the] decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement…Despite 2017 being a record year for weather and climate disasters, the corporate broadcast networks rarely covered the link between climate change and extreme weather events…CBS and PBS led all broadcast networks in the number of segments they devoted to climate change in 2017…[but] were also the only two networks to feature guests who flatly denied that human activity causes climate change…” click here for more

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