Upping the ante? The effects of “emergency” and “crisis” framing in climate change news

  title={Upping the ante? The effects of “emergency” and “crisis” framing in climate change news},
  author={Lauren A. Feldman and P. Sol Hart},
  journal={Climatic Change},
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