We are currently in a climate emergency that has very much to do with the future state of the Earth. If you do not believe this, it is best to stop reading here. My question for the day, 6 June 2020, is how is this emergency reflected in our most important newspapers in North America? Let me list today’s main sections of the New York Times, the USA’s leading newspaper and the Globe and Mail, Canada’s leading newspaper.
New York Times:
Science (Note: under Science is a sub-section of Climate and Environment)
Globe and Mail:
There are of course many articles in these papers about the current problems with Covid-19 and police brutality, but my simple question is this: How are we as citizens to mount any response to the climate emergency when the news of the day does not even regard it as a major section in the news? Do we worry about some long-term problems and ignore others? I do not know the answer to this simple question, but it does seem to me to be something we should worry about rather more. Perhaps no one of any significance gets their news from the New York Times or the Globe and Mail. If so perhaps someone should tell their Editors that.