NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.
If we want to solve climate change, everyone needs to keep this issue top-of-mind. This week, ask these news networks to produce more stories that cover climate change. You can also ask CBS, ABC and Fox to follow NBC’s lead to stop giving climate change denial an outlet.
One way to reach out to networks is via email. Find the email forms of all the major networks at the button below, and you can write them something like this:
Dear [NAME OF NETWORK] Producers,
I’m writing to ask you to include more information about how climate change is connected to the stories you cover on your network. The link between climate change and extreme weather is clearer than ever. It’s also critical for your viewers to understand the economic and health impacts of climate change. This is a critical issue that affects everyone and deserves more coverage on your network. Thank you.
If you use Twitter, you can also tweet something like this: