Echo Chambers of Denial: Explaining User Comments on Climate Change

  title={Echo Chambers of Denial: Explaining User Comments on Climate Change},
  author={S. Walter and M. Brueggemann and Sven Engesser},
  journal={Environmental Communication},
  pages={204 - 217}
  • S. Walter, M. Brueggemann, Sven Engesser
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Environmental Communication
  • ABSTRACT Although there is a broad consensus among scientists and journalists about the existence of anthropogenic climate change as a global problem, some segments of the population remain doubtful about the human impact on it. The internet provides citizens with opportunities to publicly voice their doubts and user comment sections of online media are a popular form of user-generated content. This study identifies factors that foster comments that are sceptical or supportive of basic… CONTINUE READING
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