Corporate media cover up climate change on wildfires


This video is about wildfires in Colorado, USA, destroying a million acres.

From Media Matters for America:

STUDY: Media Avoid Climate Context In Wildfire Coverage

July 3, 2012 12:39 PM EDT

JILL FITZSIMMONS, JOCELYN FONG, & SHAUNA THEEL

While numerous factors determine the frequency, severity and cost of wildfires, scientific research indicates that human-induced climate change increases fire risks in parts of the Western U.S. by promoting warmer and drier conditions. Seven of nine fire experts contacted by Media Matters agreed journalists should explain the relationship between climate change and wildfires. But an analysis of recent coverage suggests mainstream media outlets are not up to the task — only 3 percent of news reports on wildfires in the West mentioned climate change.

Fossil Fuel Industry Uses Other ALECs in Plan to Save Itself. Peter Montague and Steve Horn, Truthout: “Most Americans are now convinced that climate change is real because dramatic evidence keep piling up – searing heat waves, multiyear droughts, record-setting wildfires, unprecedented tornadoes and Biblical floods. Furthermore, there’s now widespread agreement among scientists that humans are causing these problems by burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), thus emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) gas, which acts like a blanket, warming the planet”: here.

Colorado Firefighters Take on the Fight for Health Insurance: here.

Con Ed Locks Out 8,500 Workers as Summer Heat Wave Hits: here.

Climate Scientists Lament a Nation Stuck on the Wrong Debate. Katherine Bagley, Inside Climate News: “The global warming debate in Congress, the states and on the campaign trail centers on two issues: Is Earth warming, and if so are humans to blame? But ask most climate scientists, and they’ll tell you that these are the only questions not in dispute. Climate change is a matter of how bad and by when, they’ll say – not whether”: here.

Wildfires worse due to global warming, studies say: here.

US extreme weather causes new power outages: here.

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