TSON News | #ClimateSilence Trends, Pushing TV News to Talk Climate Change When Covering Disasters

#ClimateSilence Trends, Pushing TV News to Talk Climate Change When Covering Disasters

Syndicated from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community. Read entire article here.

At midday on Wednesday, a new hashtag was trending across the United States: #ClimateSilence.

The hashtag, which received over 20 million impressions in three hours, was the result of an effort by dozens of climate and environmental groups to push the mainstream media, and TV news networks in particular, to do a better job educating the public about the connections between climate change and disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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