Climate Change Coverage Plummets On Broadcast Networks: Study

Via Media Matters: “A Media Matters analysis finds that news coverage of climate change on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX has dropped significantly since 2009. In 2011, these networks spent more than twice as much time discussing Donald Trump as climate change…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. *Read the report: mediamatters.org Subscribe to The Young Turks: bit.ly Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: www.current.com The Largest Online New Show in the World. Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Google+: www.gplus.to Pinterest: pinterest.com

Transcript by Newsy: www.youtube.com (Image source: Heartland Institute) BY CHRISTINE KARSTEN AND GINA COOK The Heartland Institute — known as a right-wing think-tank — is watching its funding from major corporations disappear. Why? Because of a controversial billboard near Chicago comparing those who believe in global warming with the Unabomber. WFLD explains. “The electronic billboard in Maywood claimed that notorious people such as Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Charles Manson, and Fidel Castro believe in global warming — the implication being that you’ve got to be crazy.” The billboard was up for just about 24 hours before the organization decided to take it down. A contributor for Forbes says the billboard is… “…a shameless effort to equate more than 97% of all climate scientists with the City’s most famous home-grown terrorist. … this is just the latest in a long string of embarrassing acts that Heartland has carried out in public … ” Even with the criticisms, the company is not apologizing for anything. The Chicago Tribune talked to The Heartland Institute’s spokesman, who said … “We know that our billboard angered and disappointed many of Heartland’s friends and supporters, but we hope they understand what we were trying to do with this experiment, … We do not apologize for running the ad, and we will continue to experiment with ways to communicate the ‘realist’ message on the climate.” But will the “experiment” excuse work? A writer for The Guardian says
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32 Responses to “Climate Change Coverage Plummets On Broadcast Networks: Study”

  • JonThm says:

    Global photosynthesis has produced a static level of carbon dioxide left in the air for last 200 years!  Crop yields have increased though!

  • JonThm says:

    The limit to life on earth is available carbon dioxide in the air. This is why the Jurassic had 65% more life than ears on earth today. Sea levels were 60 metres lower. There were three natural ice ages! You were taught this age of Xi

  • JonThm says:

    By burning the fossil fuels we are restoring Jurassic Life back to the active environment! All the fossil fuels used to be active biology. Burning them will return that life to the earth! And obviously have no affect on the weather! As there is been a static trace of carbon dioxide in the air for last two centuries. This is an was taught in high school biology! Man can not increase the level of carbon dioxide in the global air.

  • JonThm says:

    By burning the fossil fuels we are restoring Jurassic Life back to the active environment! All the fossil fuels used to be active biology. Burning them will return that life to the earth! And obviously have no affect on the weather! As there is been a static trace of carbon dioxide in the air for last two centuries

  • takgosky says:

    Actually, the increase in photosynthesis is not proportional to the increase in carbon dioxide, whatever that amount might be. Plants do not photosynthesize as much as you would expect.
    Your conspiracy theory is also pretty fucking dumb.

  • undecided25 says:

    It was a year ago when I last posted on any climate films on Youtube. A year later and no change. No hotter, no colder, no wetter, no dryer. It’s all political bullshit to control weak minded idiots. Go out and enjoy your lives, the sky isn’t falling down and the planet has dealt with far worse in it’s history than anything that man could throw at it.

    See you next year when nothing else will have happened.

  • JonThm says:

    The photosynthesis metabolises any extra carbon dioxide into new life on earth. Climate change is all lie he by the paid stooges to nuclear power

  • LightmanTruth says:

    What are these two idiots babbling about a “problem” for? There is no problem – there has been NO statistically significant warming since 1995.

  • Phillip Patterson says:

    So, at the point where you show the facts you got mix up alittle bit. I know it happens to you two alot but. There is no coclusive data saying that the world is get warmer due to humans. It does say that we are going throgh a change. That is why they changed the term from global warming to climate change. Funny, you can’t even come to terms with even a juge made Gore look like an ass by making them put a statement at the front of his film that it was a theroy.

  • megaepicname says:

    Of what exactly? You warning us of a conspiracy that doesn’t exist and people just trying to make the world livable? Also, Ranting + Insults – Facts =/= a warning

  • Trebor9330 says:

    ok i warned u

  • Nebbyker says:

    Al Gore’s own personal disregard for his Inconvenient Truth is the one single thing that turned me off the movement. How can the wealthy not change their own behavior and make their property green but claim that all lower classes do just so?! Then they spend an enormous amount of energy and fuel on a global conference that achieved absolutely no progress, climate change is real but completely disregarded by the elite.

  • bobbytiger says:

    Cenk. The media is not showing stuff about what the left previously called “global warming”, as quite frankly, it just isn’t as important as, say, trying to make a living in this shitty economy.
    But, speaking of climate change, do you have any thoughts on the big “Earth Day” jamboree held last Sunday? If so, be sure to include a few words about the co-founder Ira Einhorn.

  • htiberian says:

    Sounds like white man owes repairations to the environment.

  • judgejudyslover says:

    I’m with actual scientists on this one NOT armchair scientists!

  • JonThm says:

    before the fossil fuels formed at the end of the Jurassic sea levels 60 metres lower; 65% more life on earth!. The world is cooling and the weather getting more settled!

  • jbwhite2007 says:

    It is a serious offence with a huge fine to kill a migrating game bird in Ontario(Can). There is a giant wind farm on Wolfe Island fowl that killed 35,000 migrating birds last year. On March 1 of this year, those 300 turbines produced 0 kw of electricity. An investment of over a billion producing nothing. Sound economics, but hey, if we all freeze in the dark that’s a good thing, no?

  • jbwhite2007 says:

    It is a serious offence with a huge fine to kill a migrating game bird in Ontario(Can). There is a giant wind farm on Wolfe Island fowl that killed 35,000 migrating birds last year. On March 1 of this year, those 300 turbines produced 0 kw of electricity. An investment of over a billion producing nothing. Sound economics, but hey, if we all freeze in the dark that’s a good thing, no?

  • jbwhite2007 says:

    AL Gore’s electricity bill for one of his mansions(24k/mo) seems to indicate that he really doesn’t believe in this hypothesis on a personal level, but he sure knows how to bring home the bacon. Soooowie! When WAS the debate on this compllex scientific topic and who were the participants? I would bet a tankful of gas that Goldman Sachs and Maurice Strong are in the mix somewhere. And our first ‘Lady’ sure burns some jet fuel on her attempts to escape Amerika every month. Do as I say..

  • jbwhite2007 says:

    Have the Seychelles sunk yet?

  • noaccount4 says:

    Ok, do you honestly not understand how the fuck this has absolutely no relevance to a significant amount of Americans not doing enough about climate change?

  • JonThm says:

    Global photosynthesis has resulted in a static level of carbon dioxide in the air for last two centuries.  Believers in manmade global warming are paid stooges to nuclear power-as above!

  • JonThm says:

    Highly school biology teaches that the limit to life on earth is available carbon dioxide in the air! Because of photosynthesis are only a trace of carbon dioxide remains in the air! A static level for two centuries. It was higher in the little ice age!

  • JonThm says:

    There global photosynthesis has converted all the fossil fuels back into the Energy Life there were in the Jurassic. No possibility of man made climate change no matter how stupid you are!

  • bassesweswe says:

    ofcouse you can fake it, just bribe a few 100 thousand scientists.. oh nvm..

  • JonThm says:

    Global photosynthesis has resulted in a static level of carbon dioxide in the air for last 200 years. Burning the fossil fuels restore was the life that died in the Jurassic back into the active environment. No possible weather effect!

  • mememine69 says:

    Climate change believers are just obedient Greenzis who goose-step our children to the greenhouse gas ovens like the fear mongering climate cowards that they are.

  • mememine69 says:

    Climate Change Is REALly Not A Crisis and REAL planet lovers are happy, not disappointed a crisis was averted for our children.
    And good luck staying in power when you curse the voter’s children with a death by CO2.

  • bezaad says:

    United States, the truly fucked up system that allows people to be brainwashed into morons by bullshit propaganda, what a great system! This is where the real Nazis, the Republican conservatives, get to call anti-Nazis, Nazis. What else can be expected when leaders are GW Bush, Michele Bachman Santorum, Fox News, bunch of TV evangelists and the child molester priests.

  • dek5704 says:

    Didn’t you mean the conservative think tank known as the Heartland Institute? Or am I just syntactically challenged?

  • ReduceGHGs says:

    heartland will do or say anything to further the fossil fuel industry’s agenda; and this despite the risks to our future generations! Someone once suggested going to their website and emailing anyone associated with them asking each how they can be associated with heartland. They’ve even offered the following web site and said we should all pass it around!
    ht tp:/ /heartland. org/ experts

  • DaisyOwlFan says:

    Thank you.

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