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Extinction Rebellion Activists Call on New York Times to Improve and Increase Climate Crisis Reporting

HeadlineJun 24, 2019

In New York City, police arrested 70 climate activists from the group Extinction Rebellion Saturday as they called on The New York Times to up their coverage of the climate crisis and start using terms like “climate emergency” instead of “climate change.” Activists stopped traffic in the busy midtown neighborhood, with some scaling The New York Times building and the Port Authority bus terminal to unfurl banners. The New York chapter of Extinction Rebellion recently shared a “Climate Media Standards” guide, which includes changes to language, banning ads from fossil fuel companies and linking weather-related stories to the climate crisis.

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