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When Climate Science Became Climate Politics: British Media Representations of Climate Change in 1988.
Climate change has become a pressing environmental concern for scientists, social commentators and politicians. Previous social science research has explored media representations of climate change in various temporal and ...
Contesting Science by Appealing to its Norms: Readers Discuss Climate Science in The Daily Mail.
This study examines the rhetorical aspects of social contestation of climate change in reader comments published in the Daily Mail, subsequent to climategate. The following themes are reported: (1) denigration of climate ...
Fracking in the UK Press: Threat Dynamics in an Unfolding Debate
(Public Understanding of Science, 2014)
Shale gas is a novel source of fossil fuel which is extracted by induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” This article examines the the socio-political dimension of fracking as manifested in the UK press at three key ...