Jeff Bezos’ trip into space got more press coverage in one day than the climate crisis got in all of 2020, figures have revealed.
According to Media Matter’s analysis of three US broadcast shows, Good Morning America, This Morning and Today, the trip received 212 minutes of coverage on 20 July, while the dangers of climate were discussed for 267 minutes throughout the whole of last year.
Bezos’s coverage in one day, therefore, made up 86 per cent of the climate change coverage that channels emitted that year.
If it seemed like Bezos got a lot of coverage for his space launch today, he did. Consider this: https://t.co/MHEANb2LQp
— Evlondo Cooper III (@Evlondo Cooper III)