‘This is an opportunity to maximize our ability to cover the biggest story of our lives—the threat of climate change…’

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(Alex Harris, Miami Herald) Several Florida newsrooms long notorious for their political bias will cast off the vestiges of objectivity in order to partner up on pushing a climate-change agenda.

Six of the Sunshine State’s leading news organizations announced the formation of a coalition to share stories and work together to report on the complex challenges of climate change.

The founding members include the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Tampa Bay Times, the Palm Beach Post, the Orlando Sentinel and WLRN Public Media.

“This is an opportunity to maximize our ability to cover the biggest story of our lives—the threat of climate change,” Julie Anderson, editor and chief of the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel, said in a statement released Tuesday announcing the collaboration.

However, the move is likely to be eyed with suspicion in a scientific field so desperate to assert its legitimacy that it has actively dispatched dark money and lobbyists to infiltrate fields from local news meteorologists to state-level attorney general offices.

Meanwhile, news organizations—notably including NBC News on its flagship “Meet the Press” hosted by Chuck Todd have actively sought to blacklist any perspectives that question the climate change dogma form so much as appearing on their programming.

And with the proposed $93 trillion Green New Deal as the centerpiece of the newly radicalized Left’s socialist agenda, the newspapers’ bid to promote the torqued up crisis in a contentious battleground state in the year prior to a pivotal election raises even further questions about the underlying motives.

More newsrooms are expected to join The Florida Climate Reporting Network, and partners have already begun sharing stories and ideas to strengthen climate reporting in the state.

“The network will expand the initiative to the entire state, lead with a news reporting focus and broaden the topic to other climate change effects beyond rising seas,” Aminda Marques Gonzalez, publisher and executive editor of the Miami Herald, said in a statement. “In addition to sharing our stories written by our own staffs, our hope is that we will collaborate directly on some enterprise projects.”

Florida newspapers and public radio already have a long history of aggressive reporting on environmental issues, but the network also will seek to add new and expert voices.

“We are exploring ways to build this partnership to include universities and nonprofit newsrooms in addition to the partners now in the fold,” Mark Katches, executive editor of the Tampa Bay Times, said in a statement.

News outlets will continue to share editorials and columns as well as climate change-related news stories.

“Based on surveys already conducted by WLRN, data demonstrates that our community wants more local news regarding the environment and climate change. It is a global challenge that demands local knowledge,” said WLRN Vice President of News Tom Hudson.

“This collaborative is a bold move that harnesses the top news organizations in Florida in ways that are innovative, unique and meaningful,” he said.

The news-side collaboration will tackle topics ranging from building resilience to increasingly deadly hurricanes to the impact of a warming world on Florida’s $104 billion agriculture industry.

Global-warming promoters also claim that the threat—which some have said the world has only a decade to reverse—could have far-reaching impacts on the Florida economy also.

Rising seas and stronger storm surge threaten structural damage, and anxious buyers and lenders—plus skyrocketing insurance—have already started to push down property values in vulnerable places, they claim.

“We aim to be the ProPublica of environmental reporting for our state of 21 million people,” Nicholas Moschella, editor of The Palm Beach Post, said in a statement.

Liberty Headlines’ Ben Sellers contributed to this report.

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