Columbia Journalism Review Urges Journalists to Push Climate Change on Hurricane Harvey Stories

Hurricane Harvey news coverage has been full of attempts to link the storm to manmade climate change or portray it as exacerbated by global warming. Editorials and op-eds making the same arguments also proliferated even as Houston remained flooded and rescue efforts were still underway.Conservatives and climate skeptics, including some scientists, disputed the narrative or criticized the media for seizing a crisis affecting millions to promote their climate alarmist agenda.

But CJR encouraged it. CJR Delacorte fellow Pete Vernon wrote on Aug. 30, that “climate change made Harvey more dangerous, and, encouragingly, many journalists and climate scientists are tackling the issue with nuance and clear arguments.”

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