The SXSW Eco 2013 panel, Beyond Extreme Weather: Has the Media Failed Us in Reporting Climate Change? Presented by Climate Desk Live and Mother Jones, features some of the most active and reputable climate journalists around, who do not shy away from the tough question of how the media at large has failed in its reporting on climate change. The panelists examine this trend on why there isn’t broader interest–from the media, politicians and public–in understanding and addressing the climate crisis. Chris Mooney of Climate Desk Live hosts the conversation between esteemed reporters including Kate Sheppard of The Huffington Post, Kiera Butler of Mother Jones, Phil Plait of Slate, Suzanne Goldenberg of The Guardian and John Metcalfe of The Atlantic Cities to discuss how the media can do a better job in reporting climate change beyond covering extreme weather events, and what approaches can be taken to galvanize a public where climate denial and apathy run rampant.
Watch this captivating Distinguished Speaker panel now! Continue to check back in as we release more footage and podcasts from SXSW Eco 2013!