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There seems to be a lot of debate and a growing number of empirical studies on how climate change is reported in the prestige press. What I am wondering, however, is if climate scientists and journalists have failed to see the importance of targeting popular media sources (e.g The Sun in the UK) in order to expand the climate change discussion.

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Comment by OLAWALE AKINWUMI on August 6, 2009 at 9:58
I think the media should be trained in this area. Reporting climate change requires understanding of the issue, then the public could be well informed in non technical ways thereafter.
Comment by Caroline Vodrazka on February 6, 2008 at 19:54
About the Climate Change discussion, I think the worst has been the lack of knowledge and sources used by journalists, since we are most of the time confronted with bad articles, that are unfounded and without references on this issues that should be seriously treated.
So, I would say that some of the discussion has been brought to the popular media sources, but more as a “lighter” discussion, that you could have in a cafeteria break, that as a serious and important one.
But then, perhaps, climate scientist should be more intervenient instead of only answering provocative and speculative questions...



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