According to Fogarty, “from very early in 2012, I was repeatedly told that climate and environment stories were no longer a top priority for Reuters and I was asked to look at other areas. Being stubborn, and passionate about my climate change beat, I largely ignored the directive.”As often happens to people who ignore directives from the boss Fogarty is no longer with Reuters.
In an email to Climate Progress, Fogarty explained:Perhaps the chart below from Google Trends can help Fogarty to discern the cause of his troubling and puzzling decline. Nobody gives a damn!
I wrote the post purely to highlight the troubling and puzzling decline in reporting on climate and environment issues by Reuters. The company had a great team of dedicated climate and environment reporters and Reuters earned a well-deserved reputation for objective and thorough reporting in this field. But over a very short space of time, the support and resources for reporting the climate and environment story were withdrawn.