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  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Climate Change By Any Other Name Is A Crisis

    Call it a Climate Crisis

    May 1. 2019 (The Action Network)

    “We need television news to call the climate crisis exactly what it is: a climate crisis…In 2018, only 3.5% of national television news segments that mentioned climate change referred to it as a crisis or emergency…Words matter. When networks consistently fail to treat climate change as a crisis or emergency, they unwittingly enable complacency and inaction…It’s long past time for the media to call the climate crisis what it is—and to cover it with the regularity, focus, and depth that an urgent, existential threat merits…

    …[The Action Network wants viewer to email ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and NBC, asking them to use the term climate crisis because] when lethal heatwaves are the new normal, it’s a crisis. When stronger storms force millions from their homes over and over again, it’s a crisis. When kids walk out of school so adults will see their future’s at stake, it’s a crisis…[TV’s coverage] doesn’t match the reality…In 2018, less than 4 percent of news segments spoke of climate change’s impacts as a ‘crisis’ or ‘emergency’…[And too few segments make the connection between disasters like supercharged hurricanes and wildfires] to the greenhouse gases and climate change behind them…[Networks] can jump start a global conversation on how we solve this crisis. While we still have time…” click here for more


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