Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre

March 6, 2015
By Alan Rusbridger
The Guardian

As global warming argument moves on to politics and business, Alan Rusbridger explains the thinking behind our major series on the climate crisis

Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror. We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favour what is exceptional and in full view over what is ordinary and hidden.