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Is TV coverage of climate change too focused on disaster?

from Phys.Org

TV news bulletins also gave much less air time to other potential focuses — the uncertainty surrounding climate change, the opportunities it presents and the explicit risks it presents, says the study published by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University. Similarities and differences were examined between the six countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India and the U.K. The researchers found that references to disaster appeared prominently in both the story and in the headlines. Even though the IPCC had strongly emphasized "risk management" in its communication efforts, risk was hardly mentioned. more


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