The Guardian’s coverage can be found here: Copenhagen climate change summit 2009
The New York Times’ Dot Earth chose not to provide any coverage of the event despite several requests. It did find time to do not just one but two posts and [almost forgot] a print story on industry front group Heartland’s fake-IPCC denialapalooza, a post about maple syrup, and another on a Gallup opinion poll showing growing American distrust of the medial’s portrayal of climate change as a serious problem [I can’t for the life of me imagine why! Edited to add: It should be noted that a different NYT blog, Green Inc., had one post related to the meeting on Wednesday.]
Fortunately, the Climate Change Congress has a wealth of material on its site, including links to webcasts of presentations (that, not so fortunately, only work in Internet Explorer).
I think that the media has contributed to the general sense of [climate change] not being an urgent problem because it’s not the lead story of the paper every day.
Elizabeth Kolbert has been a force to be reckoned with in communicating the seriousness of the issues. Her series on climate change for the New Yorker won several awards, including the AAAS award for science journalism . Her report on ocean acidification inspired a documentary. I wonder what she’d think about covering the goings on of industry-backed crank fests…]
[UPDATE: Dot Earth has now posted on the Climate Change Congress.]