Climate change activism has dominated headlines this year, garnering magazine covers and award nominations. What became of last year's "March for our Lives" movement that similarly captivated the nation with its young activists and potential for youth-driven protest to lead to national change?
The timeline below shows television news coverage, showing that CNN and Fox News covered the movement almost equally, while MSNBC devoted almost three times as much coverage to it overall. Yet, despite an initial surge of interest, mentions of the movement have largely faded in the year and a half since.
Similarly, worldwide online news coverage of the momvenet shows there has been little interest since its initial burst of attention.
In contrast, mentions of Greta Thunberg, the face of the climate strike movement, have uniquely endured since last year.
Will the climate change movement experience a similar waning of interest or will it continue on? Only time will tell.