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American Conservation Coalition takes a clean energy message to Fox News (Video)

Clean energy is part of the solution: Our friends from American Conservation Coalition Campus, the American Conservation Coalition’s advocacy arm, rolled out a week-long ad campaign airing on Fox News, emphasizing the importance of clean energy to the coronavirus recovery efforts. “How we rebuild is how we’ll be remembered,” the narrator states. “Join the young conservatives fighting […]

June 22nd

Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, politicians, medical experts and epidemiologists have taught us about flattening curves, contact tracing, R0 and growth factors. At the same time, we are facing an “infodemic” – an overload of information, in which fact is hard to separate from fiction. Misinformation about coronavirus can have serious consequences. Widespread […]

June 11th

Riot or resistance? How media frames unrest in Minneapolis will shape public’s view of protest

A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyd’s life as he apparently suffocated under the weight of a Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck. The video went viral. What happened next has played out time and again in American cities after high-profile cases of alleged police brutality. […]

Environmental journalists shouldn’t try to be “fair and balanced” when Trump is unfair and imbalanced

The Society of Environmental Journalists had a webinar last week with Columbia University’s Earth Institute that discussed how the Trump administration has ramped up efforts to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to further roll back regulations to benefit polluters. By Climate Denier Roundup Western Wire, the Western Energy Association’s blog, wrote about the event, and it’s […]

50 years of Earth Day Posters, 1970-2020

Earth Day 1970 (Pogo via Walt Kelley) (Earth Day 1970 by Robert Leydenfrost, via Click Americana) ->Next Poster Unfortunately, with the current coronavirus economic meltdown, we’ve lost our primary funding source. So we’ve set up a Patreon Page: Become a Patron! You can also make a one-time or recurring donation via PayPal – anything helps, […]

April 22nd

Coronavirus shows how to fight lies about climate change

With both the coronavirus and climate change, misconceptions abound. In each instance, people have downplayed the impact or blamed China, and many believe that news outlets are exaggerating the threat. By Jeremy Deaton Nexus Media Americans have stayed vigilant against conspiracy theories about the coronavirus. Experts say there are lessons for how we deal with climate change. But with the coronavirus, news outlets and tech companies have […]

April 12th

Media reaction: Australia’s bushfires and climate change

Australia is currently experiencing one of its worst bushfire seasons, with swathes of the southern and eastern coastal regions having been ablaze for weeks. As the fires have spread, there has been extensive media coverage both nationally and internationally documenting – and debating – their impacts. By Daisey Dunne,  Josh Gabbatis and Robert McSweeney Carbon Brief […]

January 20th

Why does the media give MORE space to climate denial than actual science?

Tuesday, a group of researchers from UC-Merced published a paper in Nature Communications finding that the media is still falling into the false balance trap, with deniers getting nearly 50% more attention than real scientists. The study catalogued 100,000 stories from 1990 to 2016 (ending in October to avoid stories about the Trump administration skewing the […]

Why does the NY Times (and other big media) get Tesla so wrong?

Among people closely following Tesla, it seems that the biggest topic of the past week has been biased and misleading coverage of Tesla, and electric vehicles or cleantech more generally, from major media outlets. By Zachary Shahan Cleantechnica This is a particularly hard topic in this day and age. Independent, world-class investigative journalism is a […]

July 2nd

Extreme weather news may not change climate change skeptics’ minds

The year 2018 brought particularly devastating natural disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires – just the kinds of extreme weather events scientists predict will be exacerbated by climate change. Amid this destruction, some people see an opportunity to finally quash climate change skepticism. After all, it seems hard to deny the realities of climate […]

March 27th