According to the article, climate change has taken a back seat to talk of clean technologies and energy security. TV network news coverage of the issue in the United States reached its peak around mid-2006 with major media outlets including print media mentioning climate change as much as they did in 2004. “And the issue’s lower profile seems to be having an effect on public opinion. Polls from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication show that Americans’ worry about climate change was at a zenith around November 2008, with 54 percent saying that it should be a high priority for the government. Last June, however, only about 44 percent said it should be a high priority. A Gallup poll from last month found that Americans rated global warming as the environmental problem they worry about the least.”
Pretty scary stuff. Any ideas why the media is talking less and less about climate change? Even though, they should be talking about it more and more!
Here are links to some interesting slide shows that are included in the article: