05 Dec '11, 4am

What's the Connection Between the Media & Climate Skeptics?

What's the Connection Between the Media & Climate Skeptics?

This week, at COP17, an Oxford University-based Reuters Institute research team shed light on the connection between media and climate skeptics. The U.S. has, by significant margin, the greatest and most vocal share of skeptics. The U.K. has the second greatest share. Coincidentally, the media in these two countries give climate deniers more bandwidth. Over 80 percent of international climate skeptical coverage was found in the U.S. or U.K. press. The research found that conservative newspapers in the U.S. and U.K. carried significantly more skeptical voices than left-leaning papers. Most skeptical views were available in the opinion and editorial pages of mainstream newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal. The study, Poles Apart , by James Painter, further explains why the U.S. and U.K. press has such abundant coverage of skeptics compared to other countries. The skep...

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