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Thursday, May 8, 2014

How The Media Tackles The Climate Change Debate

Bill Nye "the science guy" and CNN Crossfire co-host S. E. Cupp argue about the federal climate report. (Screenshot)

Bill Nye “the science guy” and CNN Crossfire co-host S. E. Cupp argue about the federal climate report. (Screenshot)

On Tuesday, the White House released a report warning against the impacts of climate change. In a second-term effort to ignite awareness on the issue, President Obama has pressed the notion that climate change is an urgent and present problem that will only worsen if action is not taken.

However, many media outlets remain divided on the issue of climate change, resulting in a polarized media landscape that tends to deliver disparate opinions on the matter.

NPR’s Media Correspondent David Folkenflik joins Here & Now’ Jeremy Hobson to discuss how the media approaches the subject of climate change, and how this affects the audience’s understanding of the issue.

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