For the last several decades the response from most quarters of the media, especially in the United States, has been either silence or, worse, getting the story wrong. The media’s minimization of the looming disaster is one of our great journalistic failures. It is heartening to report that the press may at last be waking up to the defining story of our time. At the end of April, Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation launched Covering Climate Now, a project aimed at encouraging news organizations, here and abroad, to raise their game when it comes to climate coverage.
By Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope. The Nation. September 16, 2019.