Speaking of petitions, if this is relevant to your interests, there is currently a (social media) push to get a public editor on board with National Geographic. It is a preemptive measure to preserve accurate reporting on climate science; 73% of Nat Geo's ownership was just recently sold to 21st Century Fox. As you know, that's the film and television arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation holding company that split in 2013 -- home of Fox News Channel. It's run by his sons now, and he transitioned to co-chairman as of a few months ago.
Petition w/ details (89% of the way there):http://act.climatetruth.org/sign/natgeo
(Climate Truth's advisers include Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Dr. Michael Mann, and John Cook, so I trust it as a legit campaign.)
More info about the Fox-NatGeo partnership: https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/ZTYUT3cqFjqhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/national-geographic-magazine-shifts-to-for-profit-status-with-fox-partnership/2015/09/09/7c9f034e-56f0-11e5-8bb1-b488d231bba2_story.html
For additional context, this was my own comment I submitted on the petition:"Rupert Murdoch and 21st Century Fox's subsidiary news media operations have demonstrated a substantial track record of frequently promulgating inaccurate or highly misleading statements about climate science (cf. Union of Concerned Scientists' 2012 and 2014 news coverage analyses).Consistent misrepresentation of climate science is not harmless and affects public knowledge and beliefs about global warming (cf. Yale Project on Climate Change Communication: Leiserowitz et al. J COMMUN 2014). Consequently, I strongly urge National Geographic to instate a Public Editor who will ensure accuracy, integrity, and continued excellence in reporting on global climate change issues and science topics in general. Thank you."
If interested in further reading, these are the specific sources I was referring to above:
• "Got Science? Not as News Corporation" (UCS 2012): http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions/fight-misinformation/news-corporation-climate-science-coverage.html#.VfO2KBHBzGd
-- Fox News Channel made misleading statements about climate change in 93% of their coverage (37 of 40 mentions) from the study period of Feb-July 2012.
• "Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science" (UCS 2014): http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/solutions/fight-misinformation/cable-news-coverage-climate-change-science.html#.VfO2IRHBzGe
-- Fox News Channel made misleading statements about climate change in 72% of their coverage (36 of 50 mentions) in 2013.
• Yale Project on Climate Change Communication looking at the effects of media echo chambers:
-- Press release: http://environment.yale.edu/climate-communication/article/media-echo-chambers-and-climate-change/
-- Original: "The Mutual Reinforcement of Media Selectivity and Effects: Testing the Reinforcing Spirals Framework in the Context of Global Warming" (Leiserowitz 2014): http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcom.12108/abstract
I appreciate you reading this far :) (My apologies for being off topic, but I wasn't sure where else to make the share request.)