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Whether reporting on sea level rise, crop failures, or natural disasters, journalists are often the bearers of bleak news about global warming.
But Liza Gross of the Solutions Journalism Network says that the bad news on climate is not the only news. And she says that unrelenting negative coverage can turn viewers and readers off from engaging with the issue.
The goal is not to comfort people or distract them from the seriousness of problems like climate change.
Rather, Gross says by providing evidence-based, in-depth stories on effective solutions to these problems, journalists can help enrich people’s understanding of the issue.
Reposted with permission from Yale Climate Connections.
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