Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 18:44Dear CNN, Do Better
by Rev. Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith
One-third of our fellow US citizens still don’t believe climate change is happening. Yikes. Part of the reason for this may be that recent research shows that CNN viewers saw 5 times as much fossil fuel advertising as they saw reporting on climate change.
If CNN is this bad, you can only guess what the figures would show for other networks.
There is no Super Pac for God’s creation. Poor communities & climate scientists don’t have the same money as the Koch brothers and the American Petroleum Institute — two leading funders of advertising and misinformation that makes national progress on climate change next to impossible.
Click here to sign a petition calling on CNN to #ReportOnClimate.
Our media is a fundamental part of our democracy who must meet their public duty. Instead, the research shows they’re serving as pawns of an industry that, sadly, is causing grave harm to poor people and the environment. This needs to stop.
We want CNN and others to understand that people of faith want honest coverage of the serious threat that climate change represents. If we can show them this, we might be able to help them do the right thing, and #ReportOnClimate.
I hope you’ll join me in signing this petition for CNN to stop being a billboard for Big Oil and report on climate change.