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Bad Press on Global Warming36:17
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photoYou could call it the most important environmental story that is not getting told: heat waves in India and Pakistan; a record number of tornadoes in the U.S.; forest fires in Portugal; and other global weather patterns all associated with climate change.

It is a story that is largely not getting told by the American media, says Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ross Gelbspan. In newsrooms across the country, he says, there has been an unfair bias toward balance on the climate change story. But, Gelbspan says, journalists can still get the story right, and Americans can start paying attention before it's too late.

Click one of the "Listen" links to hear about the global warming crisis, the American media and the consequences of what we don't know.

Guests:

Ross Gelbspan, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of "The Heat is On: The High Stakes Battle Over Earth's Threatened Climate." His new book is "Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil And Coal, Journalists and Activists Are Fueling the Climate Crisis--And What We Can Do to Avert Disaster"

Bill Allen, editor-in-chief, National Geographic Magazine. The cover story in the September issue is "Global Warning: Bulletins from a Warmer World."

This program aired on August 19, 2004.

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