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Climate change: Are the media failing us?

Climate change: Are the media failing us?
From Al Jazeera - November 11, 2017

On The Listening Post this week we bring you a special show on climate change and the news coverage that seldom matches the scale and the urgency of the problem.

This year, once again, extreme weather events - hurricanes, floods, wildfires - have provided the news media with the opportunity to address a planet-sized elephant in the room: climate change.

But once the storm has passed, the media too moves on. The latest round of global climate talks is happening right now in Germany but the media attention has been sparse.

Earlier this year, climate change came second in an international public survey of global threats and yet journalists still regularly fall short.The Listening Post's Will Yong asks why.

Contributors:
Lisa Hymas, Media Matters for America
Nicholas Beuret, University of Lancaster
Martin Lukacs, environment writer, The Guardian
Amantha Perera, journalist
Jenni Monet, journalist and filmmaker

Indonesia: The media and the environment

One country with a major stake in the climate change story is Indonesia.

Many of the country's islands will end up underwater if sea levels continue to rise at the current rate.

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