Sign the petition: Just when you think the awareness on Climate Change is moving forward and we need to focus on getting new sources to cover the issue better, buying into it’s urgency, one of the media sources we were taking for granted decides to depress it’s coverage. I guess nothing should surprise me. The battle is never ending – particularly the propaganda.
National Public Radio just made the baffling decision to drastically reduce its staff dedicated to covering climate change and the environment, leaving just one part-time reporter on the beat.
NPR’s decision is part of a disturbing anti-science trend within the news media—the number of newspapers that included a weekly science section has shrunk from 85 to just 19 in the past 25 years.
And with deliberately misleading coverage from conservative outlets like Fox News, the American public is actively misinformed about climate change. In just one year (2013), the percentage of Americans who don’t believe in climate change actually went up 7%.