Stop lying by omission and #CoverClimate
Climate change. Politicians won't talk about it and the media won't cover it. In fact, they are lying by omission by not telling you what you need to know. That climate change is real and man-made. This doesn't sit well with us, so we decided to do something. We're asking the media to #CoverClimate.
How many times did ABC, CBS, and NBC cover climate change in 2012? 12 times. Yeah that's right...12 times. Combined. That's simply unacceptable.
With your help we're going to push climate change into public discussion and raise awareness. We're then going to get the US to do something on climate change because we can't be a world leader on sensible climate policy if we don't have a track record of our own.
The next international negotiations on climate change will be in Rio de Janeiro in 2014. It's imperative that the U.S. play a significant and positive role in the world by agreeing to a new framework and set of guidelines to slow climate change.
We need your signature (on the right) and your support. Together we can make this change.
Want to know more about the campaign? Keep reading. But, we hope that you're ready to sign the petition.
Why is the campaign called #CoverClimate? Our campaign's primary goal is to get the media to cover climate change. Since the media pays attention to trending hashtags, one of the best ways to get their attention is through social media.
We want you to help us spread the world about our campaign and target ABC, CBS, and NBC through social media by hashtagging #CoverClimate.
So why should you #CoverClimate? More media coverage will create more public awareness of this critical issue. This increased awareness will in turn lead to U.S. government action. We can't be a world leader on sensible climate policy if we have no real track record of our own.
The next international negotiations on climate change will be in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.
It is vital for the U.S. to play a significant role in these negotiations and get the international community to agree to a new set of guidelines to slow climate change.
These are the steps we believe need to happen for international climate negotiations to succeed. Are you with us? If so, sign the petition to the right.
Why isn't the media covering climate change? Climate change isn't sexy or popular or emotionally-manipulative. It's looming, dangerous, and potentially a world ending threat.
But, because the media can't milk it as a developing crisis, they believe it isn't worth their attention.
Will you join us and ask the media to #CoverClimate?
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