"The Role Of Mass Media In Climate Change Skepticism"

"Mass media have been a key vehicle by which climate change contrarianism has traveled, according to Maxwell Boykoff, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor and fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, or CIRES.

Boykoff, an assistant professor of environmental studies, presented his research at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego. He spoke during a panel discussion titled 'Understanding Climate Change Skepticism: Its Sources and Strategies.'

Boykoff's segment was titled 'Exaggerating Denialism: Media Representations of Outlier Views on Climate Change' and discussed prominent pitfalls.

SPX had the story February 24, 2010.

See Also:

"Belief In Climate Change Hinges On Worldview" (NPR)

"Confidence In Climate Science Eroding Over Errors" (NPR)

"The Guardian Disappoints" (RealClimate)

Deep Climate Investigates Skeptic Attacks (Climate Science Watch)

"Scientists Ill-Equipped To Deal With All-Out War on Climate Science Community" (Climate Science Watch)

Analysis: "U.S. Stands Out For Climate-Change Skepticism" (Reuters)

"Back to Basics on Climate and Energy" (Dot Earth)

"He Said, She Said Journalism" (PressThink)

 

Source: SPX, 02/24/2010