Climate Skepticism in British Newspapers, 2007–2011

  title={Climate Skepticism in British Newspapers, 2007–2011},
  author={J. Painter and Neil T. Gavin},
  journal={Environmental Communication},
  pages={432 - 452}
  • J. Painter, Neil T. Gavin
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Communication
  • Climate skepticism in the UK media has not been a major focus of recent research. This paper aims to help fill the gap by looking at the incidence of skeptical voices in UK newspapers across three periods: 2007, 2009/2010, and 2010/2011. After analyzing more than 3200 articles, it finds that skeptical voices increased their presence markedly across all newspapers and all types of articles in the second period, and maintained a significant presence in many in the third. Uncontested skeptical… CONTINUE READING
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