“Too often, our meteorologists, broadcast meteorologists, don’t really connect the dots for the public when it comes to the role that climate change is playing here. … It’s a huge lost opportunity if we don’t explain to the public the fact that much of the threat that we’re seeing today, when it comes to these unprecedented weather extremes, is being caused by the aggravating effect of climate change. The public needs to understand that so they can force policymakers to act on this problem.”

— Climate scientist Michael Mann, calling on mainstream media to talk about climate change during the nonstop coverage of Hurricane Florence. Full interview: Climate Change Supercharges Hurricane Florence as 1.5 Million Evacuate in Carolinas & Virginia