Media and climate change : Why we need a total overhaul
A report analysing how the mainstream media has been covering the IPCC global warming report and what it reveals about climate change coverage from mainstream media.
Spoiler alert : Media is generally not reporting the link between local ecological disasters, deforestation or ecological changes to climate change itself. Coverage of the recent storms hitting the US, for example, should have been the perfect opportunity to promote discussion on climate change too.
And there’s another problem – the advertising these media outlets allow on their channels from the world’s biggest polluters – corporations, basically glosses over their image as innovators, rather than a problem for our world.