Survey Shows Little Media Connection Between Climate Change and Drought

Posted on | May 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Exloco / Carpe Diem March 2009 Media Survey shows a failure of mainstream media to connect prolonged drought in the West with climate change. Scientists, however, have made the leap. Here is the link to the  JPL / Caltech researchers who first alerted Arizona, Nevada and Californian water agencies to a looming crisis on the Colorado river.

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  1. Adan Ortega Jr.
    May 11th, 2009 @ 6:17 am

    The media hasn’t connected climate change and drought because the “stakeholders” don’t speak in such terms. If you study the common reactions to our drought you’ll see that everyone talks about rationing as something that will not be necessary when we go back to “normal.” The reality of climate change in the context of drought is that anticipating scarcity is the “new normal.” Few are catching on to this fundamental reality right now… but after a few years it will be unavoidable.

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