I was disheartened to read the Nov. 4 article, “U.S. Report contradicts Trump team: Warming mostly man-made,” written by Seth Borenstein. For starters, an article about the literal warming of the Earth, something that is not to be taken lightly in the least bit of sense, is on the back of the first page, sandwiched between a bunch of political articles circling around Trump. Personally, I believe that news regarding the actual fate of our planet should be on the first page; if we have no planet, then there is no Trump to write about.
Second, the article itself doesn’t provide nearly any information. The title is intriguing, but we never find much of anything out, besides that global warming is getting worse and it is probably our fault. Why not add the fact that producing livestock is accountable for 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, which is 51 percent of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions? Some research suggests that animal agriculture is a leading cause for global warming, and it’s not even mentioned in the article. In fact, the cause of all these carbon emissions is completely omitted.
If you’re going to write an article about global warming, the least you could do is mention the leading cause of it so your readers can take action. I mean, isn’t that the point of journalism?