John Burton replied 19th May '15:
More importantly journalism has failed on the primary cause of climate change: that is the human population crisis. There are simply too many humans, with expectations of continuous economic growth. This is what drives the factors causing climate change. We should treat the cause, not the symptoms.
Richard Peirce replied 7th May '15:
Journalism and the media in all its forms should focus far more time and effort on climate change and flora and fauna conservation issues. A dangerous illusion is often being presented by governments and NGO's that climate and conservation issues are being dealt with effectively - they are not. One of the jobs of the media should be to dispel the illusion and tell it like it is.
Pernilla Strid replied 7th May '15:
Yes, mainstream media has failed to put general news (economy, conflicts, health, life style, crime, school issues etc) in the context of climate change, extinction, chemical pollution etc. And worst of all, has failed to educate the general public enough to take seriously their irregular alarmist coverage. Probably because excellent environmental reporters have managers that lack sufficient environmental awareness. Which may be one reason why young people are turning their backs on mainstream media.