We’re Not in Kansas Anymore.
I scanned this piece quickly and did not see any mention of global warming or climate change.
Same thing last week in the mainstream coverage of the snowstorm. Is it irresponsible not to give readers the background information?
Last week was Storm Q (I like the Blizzard of Oz name better). This week is Storm R.
I did spot some coverage that referenced the fact that the last 100 year snowstorm was two years ago when I was scanning the news for mainstream connections to the largest global story – global warming, but I think that coverage did not mention global warming either.
Here is what Yahoo News is running on the second storm in two weeks:
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Blizzard conditions slammed parts of the central Plains Monday, forcing the closure of highways in theand and sending public works crews scrambling for salt and sand anew just days after a massive storm blanketed the region with snow.
National Weather Service officials in Kansas and Oklahoma issued blizzard warnings and watches through late Monday as the storm packing snow and high winds tracked eastward across West Texas toward Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. Forecasters also warned of possible tornadoes further southeast.
Snow covered Amarillo, Texas, where forecasters said up to 18 inches could fall, accompanied by wind gusts up to 65 mph. Paul Braun, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transport, said whiteout conditions and drifting snow had made all roads in the Texas Panhandle impassable. Interstate 40 was closed from Amarillo to the Oklahoma state line.
Want to read the whole story? Go ahead. Please let me know if they mention global warming.