Incomplete Coverage August 22, 2012 : 4:01 PM

A Media Matters study shows coverage of this summer’s heat wave failed to mention the influence of the climate crisis:

“Scientists say that human-induced climate change made this year's record heat more likely, and project that extreme heat will become more common in the United States. But a Media Matters analysis of media coverage of record-breaking heat in July finds that major television outlets rarely made the connection between heat waves and a changing climate."

"In a study of major media outlets, only 8.7% of television segments and 25.5% of print articles reported on record-breaking July heat waves in the context of climate change.”