Representation of climate change consequences in British newspapers

Ruiu, Maria (2021) Representation of climate change consequences in British newspapers. European Journal of Communication. ISSN 0267-3231 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article explores British newspaper descriptions of the impact of climate change across three time periods. It shows a reduction in representing the consequences of climate change as ‘out of human control’. It also shows a decrease in adopting alarming and uncertain descriptions within the centre-left group, whereas mocking the effects of climate change is a peculiarity of right-leaning narratives. The complexity of climate narratives produces a variety of representations of the consequences of climate change, which in turn might increase ‘uncertainty’ in public understanding of climate change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, climate change consequences, global warming, media reporting
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 15:57
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 16:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44800

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