The media has a long and storied history of using climate change as a wedge issue.
But as the country grapples with the impacts of the climate crisis, local media are seeing an unprecedented wave of coverage of their climate change stories.
The media’s climate-related stories have been covered in great detail by major outlets, but have not been featured in the same breath as the broader news.
This has raised some interesting questions.
How much of this coverage is climate-based and how much is local?
How do the newsrooms understand and understand the media’s use of climate-relevant language?
How can the media better engage the community around the issue of climate and its impact?
In this article, I will explain how climate-focused local news coverage can help inform policy and inform the public.
First, I’ll review the basics of local news, focusing on the basic news and current issues.
Then, I shall provide examples of how local news organizations have used their climate-centric reporting to inform policy discussions and debates.
I will show how this can be used to inform the broader conversation about the media, climate change, and the community.
I conclude by discussing how the media can take advantage of the fact that climate-driven stories are now a mainstream issue.
The Media’s Climate-Based and Climate-Relevant Climate Reporting As an example of how climate reporting can inform the media about climate-sensitive topics, I use the example of the drought in South Carolina, which is currently affecting many areas of the state.
In recent months, the drought has affected the agricultural production of nearly 1.5 million South Carolina households, and many people are struggling to make ends meet.
According to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (SDCAS), this drought is the worst in the state’s history.
In South Carolina and across the nation, drought is a major concern for many people because of the severe damage it can cause to crops and crops, and its impacts on people’s health.
The drought has forced farmers to seek more water from sources such as the Colorado River, the Mississippi River, and other rivers.
The state’s governor, Nikki Haley, recently announced that farmers are now required to use two-thirds of the water that they normally would.
The government also recently announced a plan to increase crop water allocation to compensate for the drought.
However, the governor’s plan to allocate additional water for crops is far from perfect, and some farmers are already facing water restrictions that could affect their operations.
The Drought in South Carolinas is an example that demonstrates how climate change-related climate-informed reporting can serve as a bridge between the media and the people.
What is the difference between climate-specific and climate-relevant reporting?
The difference between a climate-sourced and a climate–relevant article is how it is written.
Climate-sourcing stories are the ones that use climate-literate language to convey information about a topic.
For example, a story that refers to “sea levels rising” may use the term “sea level rise” or “global warming” to describe what is happening.
These types of climate stories are generally published by major news organizations and include news bulletins, webinars, and video clips.
While these stories are typically climate-neutral, they are often written to emphasize a specific issue, such as a rise in sea level, or a specific area of concern, such to the flooding in South America.
For these stories to be effective, the media must use climate and related terms that are clearly defined and unambiguous, and which accurately convey what is being discussed.
Climate reports that are climate-biased, on the other hand, often are written to convey a general, or overall, message about a specific problem, such a drought.
For instance, the New York Times recently ran an article on a study that looked at the effect of the changing climate on the South Carolinian economy.
The article reported that while the South was suffering from an economic recession, some people were still able to find work because of increased agricultural productivity.
However the article also cited a study by the National Academy of Sciences that showed that climate change was increasing sea level and the flooding along the coast.
In this instance, however, the article did not identify the specific issue that the article was addressing, and thus it is unclear how this article would have changed if it had included the exact same statement about the drought affecting farmers in South California.
How climate-friendly is the media?
Climate-neutral reporting can be challenging for journalists because of how it has evolved over the years.
Before the 1970s, climate reporting was mostly about scientific articles that were published by reputable science journals.
The advent of the mass media in the late 1960s and early 1970s changed that.
Newspapers and magazines began publishing climate-themed stories and articles, and climate articles began appearing in mainstream magazines.
While some climate-reported stories were climate-inclusive, others were climate neutral.