To answer the articles titled question... No. The best weapon would be for the major newspapers to print Front Page Headlines of significant research and unfolding developments such as the report for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics which was published last week.
Without appropriate coverage (HEADLINES) of vital issues, there will never be enough political pressure to address climate change. We need a public campaign to demand the media do it's job of responsible journalism. See also Wen Stephenson's recent article on the media's failure.