Media Still Disproportionately
Including Views of Climate Skeptics, Study Says

Despite strong agreement among a majority of climate scientists that human activities are contributing to global warming, media coverage still disproportionately includes the views of contrarian scientists, according to a study published in Environmental Science and Technology. READ MORE

 




The most frequent media coverage is reported by scientists who deemed the effect of greenhouse gases to be the smallest. Of those who estimated the warming contribution to be insignificant or negative (i.e., cooling), 30 percent self-reported being featured frequently or very frequently in the media, as opposed to 15 percent of the majority of scientists in the survey, who view greenhouse gases as strongly contributing to warming. (Image credit: Verheggen, et al., Environmental Science and Technology)



 
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