27 min

What role has the media played in the climate crisis‪?‬ The Climate Question

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For decades, around the world, climate change coverage has been thin. Guests discuss why the media in petrol states, in particular, have struggled to tell that story. Science illiteracy in newsrooms has led to a mixture of climate silence and false balance in print and on air. But, even when the science has not been contested, the way the crisis has been reported may have caused audiences to turn away. Can climate coverage learn lessons from how that other hugely consequential science story of our time – the pandemic - has been told?
Contributors :
Mark Herstsgaard, co-founder Covering Climate Now
Marianna Poberezhskaya, associate professor Nottingham Trent University
Kris De Meyer, neuroscientist Kings College London
Wolfgang Blau, The Reuters Institute

Presenter: Graihagh Jackson
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Emma Rippon

For decades, around the world, climate change coverage has been thin. Guests discuss why the media in petrol states, in particular, have struggled to tell that story. Science illiteracy in newsrooms has led to a mixture of climate silence and false balance in print and on air. But, even when the science has not been contested, the way the crisis has been reported may have caused audiences to turn away. Can climate coverage learn lessons from how that other hugely consequential science story of our time – the pandemic - has been told?
Contributors :
Mark Herstsgaard, co-founder Covering Climate Now
Marianna Poberezhskaya, associate professor Nottingham Trent University
Kris De Meyer, neuroscientist Kings College London
Wolfgang Blau, The Reuters Institute

Presenter: Graihagh Jackson
Producer: Rosamund Jones
Editor: Emma Rippon

27 min

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