With extreme drought and unusual warmth in the west, and frigid conditions and snowstorms in the east, the split personality of U.S. winter in recent months accomplished a rare feat, spurring all three major television network’s Sunday news shows to finally address climate change
Considering that ratings leader, NBC’s Meet the Press, did not offer any “substantial mention” of climate change in all of 2013, according to media watchdog group Media Matters for America, the segments that led the top of the broadcasts were unusual.
Two of the networks demonstrated how a politically fraught scientific subject can be responsibly dealt with by shows that typically only feature political commentary. However, Meet the Press did not fare so well. In fact, according to many climate scientists and activists, the show provided an example of how not to cover global warming on television. …
Via: Mashable: Media