For the future of the United States, not to mention the human race, the Northern Hemisphere reaching 2 degrees Celsius over normal is just as important and scary as Donald Trump becoming president. But climate change can’t talk about it’s penis size, so the media doesn’t care. The media is happy to report on a cataclysmic fire or flood, but climate change itself? Boooooooooooooring!
Combined Climate Coverage On ABC, CBS, NBC, And Fox Decreased Five Percent From 2014 To 2015, Despite Landmark Actions To Address Global Warming. In 2015, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox collectively aired approximately 146 minutes of climate change coverage on their evening and Sunday news shows, which was eight minutes less than the networks aired in 2014. This five percent drop in coverage occurred even though 2015 was a year full of significant actions to address climate change, including the EPA finalizing the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants; President Obama rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, citing the need to fight climate change; Pope Francis releasing the first-ever papal encyclical on climate change; and leaders from 195 countries agreeing to a landmark accord to lower greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations climate summit in Paris.
ABC talked about climate change for all of 13 minutes in 2015.