The NY Times and others blow the story of the century
The danger posed to the nation and the world by unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases is truly the greatest story never told.
We had jaw-dropping science in 2010 (A stunning year in climate science reveals that human civilization is on the precipice). We had gripping climatic disasters (Masters: “The stunning extremes we witnessed gives me concern that our climate is showing the early signs of instability”; Munich Re: “The only plausible explanation for the rise in weather-related catastrophes is climate change”). And we even had major political theater — domestic (The failed presidency of Barack Obama, Part 1 and Part 2) and international (see The Cancun Compromise).
But, as we’ll see, the one-time paper of record didn’t have climate change in a single one of its largest lead headlines. And analyses of multiple databases reveal that the rest of the media sheepishly returned to 2005 levels of coverage. The Daily Climate’s Douglas Fischer reports: