Climate Summit 2014
In case you’ve been living in a cave for the past decade, climate change is a serious issue. It is something that will affect all people, all businesses, and all governments. In class we discussed how new journalism prefers to take a balanced approach for issues, and how that creates he said/ she said reporting, including both sides of an issue. In the case with climate change this causes some consumers to accept what they already want to hear: that climate change is not really a problem, that it is a liberal, socialist agenda. As environmentalists, we can see the problems that balanced journalism can cause.
Fox News is a famous example of climate change deniers. Many of us see Fox News as the result of new journalism being balanced, something that is not good for the environment, or for consumers knowledge. But this is only taking it from one side. We criticize media for being too balanced and allowing for climate change deniers to have influential power. But on the other side, media is being criticized for siding too much with environmentalists: Media push global warming agenda.
While this is something to ponder, I would like to point out that
today is the United Nations Climate Summit 2014. The Climate Summit can be watched live all day, until the closing ceremony at 6:45pm tonight (this can also be watched all day at Bullet Hole).This Summit is about action and solutions that are focused on significantly reducing carbon emissions and meeting the global agreement that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.
Maybe Fox News will watch the Summit and realize that the whole world is conspiring against them and trying to force a liberal, socialist agenda of climate change.