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New Research Helps Explain the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

An abundance of research indicates that American opinion on climate change falls squarely across party lines. But what explains this partisan divide? New research reveals that part of the issue might lie in Americans’ choices about media outlets. Specifically, the study found that watching and listening to conservative media outlets, like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, is associated with […]

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Study Reveals Bias in Media Coverage Toward Scientists Who Deny Climate Change 

A new study reveals that media coverage of climate change is heavily biased toward climate deniers. The study, which was recently featured by Climate Progress, shows that scientists who deny climate change are significantly more likely to receive frequent media attention than those who agree with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-caused: 30 percent […]

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Climate Coverage on Sunday Shows Skyrockets

Climate coverage on Sunday shows skyrocketed in the first half of 2014, according to a new Media Matters analysis. Climate coverage in the first half of 2014 has already surpassed the coverage climate received on Sunday shows over the past four years. An uptick in newsworthy climate-related events, including the release of the National Climate […]

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Solutions-Focused U.N. Climate Report Received Least Media Coverage

Media coverage of the third U.N. climate report, which focused on solutions, was the lowest among the U.N.’s three climate reports released over the last eight months, according to a new Media Matters analysis. The third report received only about a quarter of the coverage of the first report, which focused on scientific evidence.   […]

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MSNBC Climate Coverage Most Accurate, Study Finds

A new study released this month found that MSNBC had the most accurate climate coverage of three major cable news networks: MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. The study, which was conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists and featured by the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media, found that 92 percent of MSNBC’s […]

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Two Major British Newspapers Concede Climate Change is Real & Human-Caused

No, it’s not an April Fools’ joke. Two of the UK’s major newspapers, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail conceded Monday that climate change is real and human-caused. The papers have previously been hotbeds for climate skepticism in both their news and opinion pages, according to a recent article in The Guardian. The two papers’ […]

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Senate Pushes TV Networks to Ramp Up Climate Coverage

A new Senate task force on climate change says it will call on Sunday news programs to ramp up their climate coverage, according to a recent article in The Hill. Sunday news programs spent just eight minutes discussing climate change in all of 2012, and nine minutes in 2011 — numbers that task force member […]

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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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Media Strategy: Useful Insights from the 1960s

The next several years will mark the 50th anniversary of a myriad of historic events in America’s fight for civil rights, including the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. In this article, published on the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media blog, Michael Svoboda chronicles the insights climate […]

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Reddit Bids Farewell to Climate Deniers

Last month, the popular social news site Reddit joined the LA Times in banning climate deniers on one of its most popular science forums, /r/science. The forum, which boasts more than 4 million subscribers, is a platform for scientists and non-scientists alike to discuss the latest in peer-reviewed scientific research. But recently, volunteer moderators decided […]

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