STELTER: I wonder what you think of the media’s coverage of climate change. Do you feel it’s the kind of topic where they’ve failed, in general, to educate the public?
REDFORD: I do. I think it’s now finally dawning on people that we’re — it is an issue because it’s now in our backyard. It’s not something that’s out there or tomorrow, it’s here and it’s now and it’s happening. It’s affecting water. Look at the weather patterns. [The polar vortex, the blizzards...] They’re so drastic. It’s pretty — you have to be — you have to be really the most narrow-minded person in the world to still deny climate change. But it’s here and it’s already showing evidence of destruction….
I think the media has fallen short, in large. And I think certain parts of the media have been good. But I think in total, the media has missed the bet by not getting on board earlier to tell the stories of the clear evidence already in place about the dangers we’re now facing. I think they missed the bet on that. They’re coming in late to the game.