The media is still mostly failing to convey the urgency of the climate crisis | Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

We asked the world’s press to commit to treating climate change as the emergency that scientists say it is. Their response was dispiritingThe TV newsman Bill Moyers likes to tell the story of how Edward R Murrow, the pre-eminent US broadcast journalist of his time, insisted on covering what became Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939. Murrow’s bosses at CBS News had other priorities; they ordered Murrow’s reporters to cover dance competitions in Hamburg, Paris and London, explaining that Americans needed some happy news. Murrow wouldn’t do it. “It’ll probably get us fired,” he told his colleagues, but he sent… Source – Full Article

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