In an interactive timeline, Isabella McRae traces the history of climate journalism.
“Gaffers who claim the winters were harder when they were boys are right,” reads a Time magazine article from 1939. “Weathermen have no doubt that the world at least for the time being is growing warmer.”
The weathermen’s warnings are now a dark ultimatum as climate change threatens the world as we know it. With a 2021 report suggesting that the planet is hotter now than it has been for at least 12,000 years, and carbon dioxide levels rising faster than they have in 66 million years, environmental journalism has surged in modern times.
XCityPlus traced the history of climate change in the media.