Climate Change

Alan Rusbridger: Newspapers are failing the public on climate change

On Monday, this newspaper led on the latest dire warnings about climate change. That’s right: more dire warnings. Eighty top scientists described a kind of global emergency in which our species has around a dozen years to help prevent catastrophic change to our planet. Sounds like news? Clearly this newspaper – and one or two others – thought so. But most tucked away the existential threat to our way of life on inside pages, if at all. Three decided it was better to focus on two Strictly stars who had indulged in a drunken snog.  

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