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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Dida Radtke
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Sunday Shows Largely Fail To Mention Climate Change In Hurricane Irma Coverage

As Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean and approached Florida, Sunday morning political news programs reported on the storm’s remarkable strength and size and the potential damage it could cause, but three major Sunday shows — Fox Broadcasting Co.’s Fox News Sunday, CBS’ Face the Nation, and ABC’s This Week — failed to mention the effects of climate change during their coverage of the storm, even though experts have linked extreme weather events, including Irma, to global warming.

September 11, 2017