By Stephen Lacey
: After releasing a fantastic piece
last December on the link between climate change and “mind-boggling” extreme weather, PBS is taking its coverage of the issue one step further. The PBS NewsHour has just rolled out a new series, “Coping With Climate Change
,” using multi-media reporting to explore the impact that our warming planet is having on American communities.
With U.S. media coverage of climate change tumbling 20% in 2011
, PBS deserves a lot of credit for this new reporting effort — producing an extended, ongoing series to flesh out the economic and environmental challenges exacerbated by global warming.