1st July 2024
If You Care About Climate Change, You Should Care About How It’s Reported
Is the future of our planet and climate change a top priority for you?  Well, you should consider whether what you are reading is actually accurate.

Given how important the topic is, we should all care more about how the media report climate change. Let us explain.

Over the years, we have seen political claims relating to net-zero targets, melting icecaps and global warming repeated in publications and on TV despite being debunked by fact-checkers.

Whether you see them in print, online, on TV or even on social media, more often than not, the information you are reading will be there because a journalist has reported on it.

But there is no law requiring news to be accurate or regulated.

Sometimes misleading news is printed deliberately to score political points. Sometimes it is a result of overstretched newsrooms rushing to compete with each other to publish quickly instead of accurately.

You deserve accurate information on climate change. Truly independent press regulators like Impress require publishers to ensure accuracy and make them accountable if they print misleading information.

We also want regulated publishers to receive better support so that they can focus on quality not quantity when they are reporting on climate.

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About Impress 

Impress is a champion for news that can be trusted. We are here to make sure news providers can publish with integrity; and the public can engage in an ever-changing media landscape with confidence. We set the highest regulatory standards for news, offer education to help people make informed choices and provide resolution when disputes arise. 

Media enquiries

Louie Chandler: louie@impressorg.com / 02033076778