Weather Channel Trolls With Snarky Headlines After Paris Agreement Withdrawal
By Izza Sofia, 05 Jun 2017
President Trump announced last week that the US will pull out of the Paris Agreement on combating climate change.
Now, The Weather Channel website has taken the criticism of Trump's decision to a whole new level, using the layout of their website to really send its message to the President.
Underneath the news story about Trump pulling out of the climate agreement, Weather.com lined up some scathing responses in its headlines. “So, What Happens to Earth Now?”, reads one of its headlines.
If you “Still Don’t Care” and want “Proof You Should” read a feature on how increasing sea level rise is devastating New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.
Need “more proof?” How about an in-depth look at how climate change is already affecting Minnesota?
The site’s overall despair regarding Trump’s call is particularly sharp in an article on one of the Antarctic’s most pronounced ice rifts to date, with Brian Kahn writing that “it’s the latest dreary news from the icy underbelly of the planet, which has seen warm air and water reshape the landscape in profound ways,”.
“Climate change makes the risks greater for millions of Americans who are already feeling the effects. When we see the nation move in a direction that stands in the face of science, we feel it’s important to lay out the facts”, said Neil Katz, editor in chief of Weather.com.
Hmm, I did not see a forecast for shade when I checked the Weather Channel app this morning. Yet here it is. pic.twitter.com/O85Uvl6zko— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) June 1, 2017
When the weather channel calls out your bullshit . . . But as we prepare to fry at least now we know how his hair turned orange. https://t.co/LIPNQVMISa— peter avanti (@peteravanti) June 2, 2017
[via Adweek, opening image via Twitter]
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