I can see this easily leading to claims of global warming causing more extreme weather… when really it’s just normal weather being reported more often.
Over the past five years, the newscasts have essentially doubled the amount of time spent on weather and natural disaster stories. The time has more than quadrupled since the early 1990s, said news consultant Andrew Tyndall, who monitors the content of the broadcasts.
ABC’s “World News Tonight” leads the way, particularly since David Muir took over as anchor in September.
“The weather is part of the national conversation and it is part of the news cycle,” said Almin Karamehmedovic, executive producer of “World News Tonight.” ”Increasingly, we see it that way. I’m sure the weather is the same as it was 10 years ago, but we see much more of it.”