Climate Cast: Why so little climate coverage on TV news?

Don Shelby
Don Shelby reported and anchored news for WCCO radio and television for more than 30 years.
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2015 was perhaps the most newsworthy year for climate change in history. It was the second-consecutive hottest year on record globally. It was a record tropical cyclone year in the northern hemisphere. And we watched historic climate agreements at the COP21 meetings in Paris. And yet a new study from Media Matters says climate change coverage actually fell on network TV newscasts last year.

On this week's Climate Cast MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talks about the culture of TV newsrooms with longtime WCCO journalist Don Shelby, and with the director of the Center for Climate Change Communication, Edward Maibach.