Did you know…?

Did you know…?

Americans are “much more likely to believe that there are signs that aliens have visited Earth (77 percent) than that humans are causing climate change (44 percent).”

A writer for the New York Times asked readers for “suggestions of “neglected topics” that we in the news business should cover more aggressively in 2014.” Many said they’d like to see more coverage of climate change.

News reporters – listen up! Putting our heads in the sands is no way to respond to an emergency. You have an important role to play in keeping the issue front and centre.

James Hansen, a well-known climate scientist, says “Imagine a giant asteroid on direct collision course with Earth. That is the equivalent of what we face now.” Hmmm… I think there’s something newsworthy here.