The controversy over climate-change increased as the East Coast experienced exceptional amounts of snow, the New York Times reported on February 11. People on both sides of the argument have claimed the recent weather as evidence of and against global warming. Some skeptics of global warming used the cold weather to mock people voicing concern for global warming. Many climate scientists stated that ferocious storms are consistent with predictions of more intense weather as the earth warms. The New York Times suggested that this squabble is more than a coincidence after the recent climate controversy reported by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which raised doubts on the accuracy of some climate scientists' findings. Other climate experts say that this recent weather doesn't prove anything, that what should be examined is the history of the weather over decades and centuries.
It could be argued that this article has all of the news values; however, the main values I found were immediacy, proximity, impact, novelty, and conflict. The article is fairly up to date; weather across the US has been pretty crazy lately (immediacy). It has proximity and immediacy because most of the readers are Americans, and this is about the weather in America and the different explanations people have for the weather. It is a novel story because the weather lately has been unusual and odd. There is a clear conflict between people that believe in global climate change and those that don't.