CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC Tout Climate Change 600 Times

Debris is piled up at the end of a cove following heavy winds and storm surge caused by Hurricane Ian Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Barefoot Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

At a glance

  • Climate change was a central topic of conversation throughout on-air coverage of Hurricane Ian, with the phrase mentioned across CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC more than 600 times in a one-week period.
  • A review of transcripts by Fox News Digital found that CNN accounted for the largest chunk of climate change mentions, with the phrase uttered 311 times between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2.
  • MSNBC was not far behind, with climate change getting mentioned in coverage of the hurricane 212 times, mostly during primetime shows.

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