That is exactly what media does.
WTF were you expecting?
"OH MY GOD THE SKY IS FALLING!!!" from an idiot gathers more attention than the quiet scientist back in the corner who mumbles to himself "what a freakin idiot..."
And which of those two will get the news coverage?
reports of disaster are more interesting to broadcast and watch than a report of "nothing special is going to happen today"
Media HATES a "slow news day", why? because nobody watches
and they are supported by advertizing
ever wonder how the idea of "global warming" because popular?
And who's to say it getting warmer is necissarily a disaster?
Frankly I'd love to grow reisling grapes on my north slope...
and an apricot tree in my front yard would really make me happy...
But cutting down on my heating bill would make my next century:)