Tag Archives: heat waves
01.27.14 BrainClimateJudgments_Square

How Cold Weather Impairs Our Climate Change Judgments

Psychologists have known for some time that people are more likely to accept climate change on hot days than cold ones. But new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change and featured in this Discovery News article helps to uncover the psychological mechanisms at play. Part of what’s going on, the research suggests, is […]

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01.23.14 FoxNewsCoverage_Square

Fox News Only Covers Climate When It’s Cold

A Media Matters analysis recently featured in Salon reveals that Fox News’ climate coverage is heavily driven by weather patterns. In other words, Fox only covers climate when it’s cold. According to the analysis, Fox covered climate change nine times during the polar vortex cold spell between Jan. 2 and Jan. 8 of this year, […]

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Study: Major Media Isn’t Making the Climate Change Connection

This past July, media outlets regularly covered the recent heat waves that have overwhelmed a vast majority of our country, but they failed to make the connection to climate change. In fact, this study by Media Matters found only 8.7% of major television segments and 25.5% of print articles connected the dots between the heat […]

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