Media’s social construction of environmental issues: focus on global warming – a comparative study

  title={Media’s social construction of environmental issues: focus on global warming – a comparative study},
  author={Jaclyn Marisa Dispensa and Robert J. Brulle},
  journal={International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy},
Global warming has been a well recognized environmental issue in the United States for the past ten years, even though scientists had identified it as a potential problem years before in 1896. We find debate about the issue in the United States media coverage while controversy among the majority of scientists is rare. The role that media plays in constructing the norms and ideas in society is researched to understand how they socially construct global warming and other environmental issues. To… 

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