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Title: How science contributes to environmental reporting in British newspapers: a case study of the reporting of global warming and climate change
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Subhashni (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1023/A:1020762813548
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Abstract: This article examines the role of science in environmental reporting in a number of British newspapers. The findings indicated that in reporting about global warming and climate change, the views of scientists were used to give legitimacy to the content of articles. However, in both the tabloids and broadsheets, there was little evidence provided, in the form of data, to substantiate the claims being made. Furthermore, uncertainties about global warming were not explored effectively. Newspaper reports tended to focus on the potential consequences of global warming, but made little attempt to address the suspected causes that would inevitably involve criticism of highly consumptive lifestyles in the west.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: The Environmentalist, 22(4), p. 325-331
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 0251-1088
Field of Research (FOR): 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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