Is it fair to compare the broadcast media’s coverage of Donald Trump to its coverage of climate change? In this election year, coverage of this businessman/reality show host/presidential candidate is valued in the millions. In the summer months after he announced his candidacy (June-Sept), before a primary was even held, coverage of Mr. Trump’s campaign on the news totaled about 10 hours, 20 minutes. By contrast, climate change coverage for ALL of 2015 was 146 minutes.
It is no wonder that climate change never shows up in the top 10 lists of issues of most concern to voters. To care about it, they have to hear about it, see it, touch it and feel it. TV has the power to help us do that. Read more >