Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t JoNova – Climate activist Dana Nuccitelli, who was hilariously outed as an employee of big oil, has made a shock discovery: Telling people the same tired climate story, over and over, doesn’t make what you have to say more newsworthy.
According to the Guardian;
During the most important year for climate news, TV coverage fell
A report by Media Matters for America reveals that the media are failing to inform the American public on the most important issue of our time.
Media Matters for America has published a report detailing US broadcast news coverage of climate change in 2015, and their findings are stunning.
2015 was a banner year for climate news. February, June, October, November, and December were each their respective hottest months on record, and 2015 shattered the record for hottest year. The pope delivered a climate encyclical. Investigative journalists at Inside Climate News discovered that Exxon knew about the dangers of human-caused global warming while it funded a climate misinformation campaign, and the New York attorney general launched an investigation into the company’s behavior. President Obama’s Clean Power Plan went into effect, and he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. And most importantly, 195 countries agreed to cut carbon pollution as much as possible to stem global warming.
Despite all these critically important stories, as in the presidential debates, climate change was largely absent from US broadcast news. Climate coverage fell in 2015.
The reasons audience interest is falling are obvious to anyone except a climate fanatic. None of the bad stuff they keep predicting has actually happened, and climate advocates frequently refuse to debate anyone who disagrees with them.