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Date: 2022-07-03 Page is: DBtxt001.php txt00008562

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CREDO action ... Sign the petition: Stop NPR from gutting its climate coverage.

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

Josh Nelson, CREDO Action
9:16 AM (29 minutes ago) CREDO action ... Sign the petition: Stop NPR from gutting its climate coverage.

Sign the petition to NPR: 'One part-time reporter covering climate and the environment is not enough! Reverse your decision to radically reduce your coverage of climate change and the environment.'

Dear Peter,

National Public Radio just made the baffling decision to drastically reduce its staff dedicated to covering climate change and the environment, leaving just one part-time reporter on the beat.1

It’s unacceptable for one of our major sources of journalism in the public interest to essentially abandon it’s coverage of climate and the environment by reducing the staff covering it from four full-time journalists to one part-time reporter.

Tell NPR: One part-time reporter is not enough. Reverse the decision to slash your team of reporters covering climate change and the environment. Click here to sign the petition.

NPR pays attention to its critics, and is sensitive to criticism that it is failing to meet its duty to inform the public on the most pressing issues of our generation. Americans need more coverage of climate change and other environmental issues, not less.

Due in large part to deliberately misleading coverage from conservative outlets like Fox News, and corporate media that insists on presenting “two sides” of the debate even if one side is blatantly lying, the American public is actively misinformed about climate change.

As a result, public understanding of the crisis is heading in the wrong direction. In 2013, the percentage of Americans who don’t believe in climate change actually went up 7%. Only 47% of the American people believe that climate change is caused by human activities.2

Tell NPR: One part-time reporter is not enough. Reverse the decision to slash your team of reporters covering climate change and the environment. Click here to sign the petition.

NPR’s decision is part of a disturbing anti-science trend within the news media. According to a study released last year, the number of newspapers that included a weekly science sections has shrunk from 85 to just 19 in the past 25 years.3 That’s why it is so crucial for NPR to provide meaningful coverage of climate change that is honest with the American people about the scope of the problem and what must be done to address it.

NPR was created by an act of Congress in order to be an alternate news service that would address issues of national concern.4 NPR should devote more resources to covering climate change and other environmental topics, not less.

Tell NPR: Don’t reduce your coverage of climate change and other environmental issues. Click the link below to sign the petition:
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/NPR_Dont_Abandon_Environment/?t=6&akid=12120.2601900.emu-9U

Thanks for fighting climate change.

Josh Nelson, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets



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