'Frankenstorm' Newspaper Coverage Ignores Connection To Climate Change

"Media have dubbed the hurricane barreling toward the mid-Atlantic and northeast a 'Frankenstorm.' But despite the hysteria surrounding Hurricane Sandy, not one major newspaper has reported the scientifically established link that carbon pollution fuels more extreme weather."

"In the last week, Sandy has been mentioned in at least 94 stories in major newspapers. Yet a Nexis search found that zero of these stories mentioned 'climate change,' 'global warming,' or even 'extreme weather.'"

Rebecca Leber reports for Climate Progress October 26, 2012.


"Hurricane Sandy as 'Super Storm': Is Climate Change a Factor? " (Los Angeles Times)

"Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change Activists Offer Stark Reminder Before Storm Hits" (Huffington Post)

"Sandy Brings Climate Change Back To Campaign" (Huffington Post)

"The Science Behind Hurricane Sandy: Climate Change or Freak Storm?" (NPR/Impact Texas)

Source: Climate Progress, 10/29/2012