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Climate change and 'climategate' in online reader comments: a mixed methods study
(Royal Geographical Society, 2012)
Climate change has rarely been out of the public spotlight in the first decade of this century. The high-profile international meetings and controversies such as ‘climategate’ have highlighted the fact that it is as much ...
Human Responses to Climate Change: Social Representation, Identity and Socio-Psychological Action.
(Environmental Communication, 2014)
Climate change is one of the most important global challenges in the twenty-first century, given that a changing climate is likely to have negative and potentially irreversible consequences for the environment and human ...
Images of Extreme Weather: Symbolising Human Responses to Climate Change
Extreme weather events have been increasingly in the news, accompanied by images. At the end of 2011, when such reports were ever present, the International Panel on Climate Change published a draft report on extreme weather ...
Public perception of shale gas extraction in the UK: How people's views are changing
Global energy consumption is forecast to increase at an average annual rate of 1.6 % over the next two decades with total consumption rising from 504.7 to 769.8 quads between 2008 and 2035, according to EIA figures.1 ...
Metaphors we die by? Geoengineering, metaphors and the argument from catastrophe
(Taylor and Francis, 2012)
Geoengineering the climate by reflecting sunlight or extracting carbon dioxide from the atmo- sphere has attracted increasing attention from natural scientists, social scientists, policy makers and the media. This article ...
Embracing and resisting climate identities in the Australian press: Sceptics, scientists and politics
This article charts the development of a label that appeared early on in Australian debates on climate change, namely ‘greenhouse sceptics’. We explore who uses the label, for what purposes and with which effects, and how ...
When Climate Science Became Climate Politics: British Media Representations of Climate Change in 1988.
Climate change has become a pressing environmental concern for scientists, social commentators and politicians. Previous social science research has explored media representations of climate change in various temporal and ...
Shale gas extraction in the UK: What the people think
Contesting Science by Appealing to its Norms: Readers Discuss Climate Science in The Daily Mail.
This study examines the rhetorical aspects of social contestation of climate change in reader comments published in the Daily Mail, subsequent to climategate. The following themes are reported: (1) denigration of climate ...
UK Media Representations of Carbon Capture and Storage: Actors, Frames and Metaphors
(Metaphor and the Social World, 2013)
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a climate change mitigation technology which has had a rather chequered history in British policy making and in the British public sphere. This article deals with the neglected topic of ...