Scientists and the media: the struggle for legitimacy in climate change and conservation science

  title={Scientists and the media: the struggle for legitimacy in climate change and conservation science},
  author={Richard James Ladle and Paul R. Jepson and Robert J. Whittaker},
  journal={Interdisciplinary Science Reviews},
  pages={231 - 240}
Abstract Despite the uncertainties associated with forecasts of the possible negative effects of climate change on natural environments, such research is often widely reported in the news media. Here we review the presentation in the UK news media and on the internet of an academic study published in Nature, forecasting future global extinctions as a result of climate change. The results and conclusions of the study were widely misrepresented, especially in the news media, to make the… 
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