Scholarly research on climate change or the media

General


Exploring Green Crime: Introducing the Legal, Social and Criminological Contexts of Environmental Harm

Source: Bloomsbury Publishing 2015

Summary: Publisher’s sell sheet for a 2015 book about “green criminology.” This link is to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.

Scholarly research on the media

Assessing ExxonMobil’s Climate Change Communications (1977–2014)

Source: Environmental Research Letters 2017

Summary: Examines Exxon Mobile’s climate communication over four decades and concludes that, while the company’s scientists produced useful research, the overall outcome of their “advertorial” product mislead the public on the nature of the crisis.


Beyond False Balance: How Interpretive Journalism Shapes Media Coverage of Climate Change

Source: Global Environmental Change January 2017

Summary: A study of how different news outlets frame the topic of climate change and cover the claims of climate dissenters.


Chapter 29: Analysing Public Perceptions, Understanding and Images of Environmental Change

Source: Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication 2015

Summary: Chapter 29 from a text on environmental communication.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Chapter 3: Social-symbolic constructions of environment

Source: Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere 2021

Summary: Chapter 3 from a text on climate communication.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Who Speaks for the Climate?
Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change

Source: Cambridge University Press 2012

Summary: This book explores media representation of climate change.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Chapter 2: Communication, Media and the Social Construction of the Environment

Source: The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication 2015

Summary: Chapter 2 from a text on environmental communication.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Chapter 32: Environmental NGOs and Environmental Communication in China

Source: Routledge Handbook of Ecocriticism and Environmental Communication 2019

Summary:A chapter from a book that looks at literary engagements with the climate as examples of climate communication.


Climate and Literature

Source: Cambridge University Press 2019

Summary: This text considers the notion of climate across literary history.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Climate Change and Journalism: Negotiating Rifts of Time

Source: Taylor and Francis 2021

Summary: A collection of papers about climate change journalism from the perspective of temporality.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Climate Change and Social Movements

Source: Palgrave Macmillan 2015

Summary: An “exploration of three important campaigns to influence climate change policy in the United Kingdom.”

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Climate Change and Storytelling: Narratives and Cultural Meaning in Environmental Communication

Source: Palgrave Macmillan 2018

Summary: Proposes narrative analysis as a tool for understanding climate change debates.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Climate Knowledge and Community Ritual: Miami Weathercasters as Climate Change Communicators

Source: Journal of Communication Inquiry 2020

Summary: “Ritual and community-building are just as important in facilitating the acceptance of talking about climate change as the broadcasting of scientific concepts”

Notes on how to access: This links to the abstract of a scholarly article. Full-text of this article can be retrieved through an academic database or can be purchased from the publisher.


How Do Radical Climate Movements Negotiate Their Environmental and Their Social Agendas? A Study of Debates within the Camp for Climate Action (UK)

Source: Critical Social Policy February 2011

Summary: A case study of an activist group that examines how members set agendas for their activism.


Indymedia and the Long Story of Rebellion against Neoliberal Capitalism

Source: Media, Culture & Society 2020

Summary: Early forms of digital activism anticipated corrosive effects of neoliberalism.


Objectivity, False Balance, and Advocacy in News Coverage of Climate Change

Source: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science 2017

Summary: The author explores notions of objectivity and advocacy in climate journalism.

Notes on how to access: This encyclopedia may be available at your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Representation of Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change Reporting

Source: Climatic Change October 2019

Summary: This study examines the representation of indigenous people, cultures, and knowledge in media reporting of climate issues.


The NYT in Trump’s America: A Failure for Liberals, A Champion for Liberalism

Source: Political Communication June 2020

Summary: Examines coverage of the Trump Administration by the New York Times as part of a consideration of the role of a free press in public deliberations in the contemporary political landscape

Scientific research on the climate

Climate Activism and Its Effects

Source: Climate Change October 2020

Summary: An investigation of climate activism that situates these movements as forms of civic engagement.


“Youth Is Not a Political Position”: Exploring Justice Claims-making in the UN Climate Change Negotiations

Source: Global Environmental Change March 2020

Summary: An examination of the tactics young people use in their climate change activism.


Chapter 1: Literature, Climate, and Time: Between History and Story

Source: Climate and Literature 2019

Summary: Chapter 1 from a text that considers the notion of climate across literary history.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Chapter 3: Social Construction of Environmental Issues and Problems

Source: Environmental Sociology 2014

Summary: Chapter 3 from a text on contemporary climate issues.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Chapter 4: Ecology and Climate Change: From Science and Sceptics to Spectacle

Source: Global Crisis Reporting 2008

Summary: Chapter on climate change from a book on crisis journalism.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


Climate Extraction and Supply Chains of Data

Source: Media, Culture & Society 2020

Emissions Gap Report 2020

Source: United Nations Environment Programme 2020

Summary: The 2020 edition of this annual report concludes that we are on not on course to meet the Paris Agreement goals for global warming.


Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

Source: IPCC October 2018

Summary: The full IPCC report that describes the impacts of global warming and outlines the rationale for immediate mitigation to limit warming to 1.5ºC.


IPCC Fifth Assessment Report – Working Group II

Source: IPCC 2014: Panel on Managing Climate Change Risk

Notes on how to access: Video-on-demand available with free registration


Preparing for Doris: Exploring Public Responses to Impact-Based Weather Warnings in the United Kingdom

Source: Weather, Climate and Society October 2019

Summary: This study examines how UK citizens responded to reports of extreme weather and draws conclusions about the significance of trust in media and institutions for effective communication of climate and weather information.


Public Priorities and Expectations of Climate Change Impacts in the United Kingdom

Source: Journal of Risk Research August 2017

Summary: This study of the expectations of UK participants regarding the impacts of climate change suggests implications for climate communication and policy.


Social Tipping Dynamics for Stabilizing Earth’s Climate by 2050

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2020

Summary: An examination of contagious social change as a mechanism for addressing the climate crisis.


Social Tipping Intervention Strategies for Rapid Decarbonization Need to Consider How Change Happens

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences April 2020

Summary: A reply to an article about contagious social change as a mechanism for addressing the climate crisis.


Strong Southern Ocean Carbon Uptake Evident in Airborne Observations

Source: Science 2021

Summary: Recent findings on ocean-atmospheric carbon fluxes.


The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Historical Reader

Source: John Wiley & Sons 2014

Summary: A collection of historical and contemporary writing concerning the climate.

Notes on how to access: This links to the book’s summary and Table of contents. The full book may be available to borrow from your library or can be purchased from the publisher.


The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change as a Gateway Belief: Experimental Evidence

Source: PLoS ONE 25 February 2015

Summary: The conclusion of this study is that “perceived scientific agreement is an important gateway belief, ultimately influencing public responses to climate change.”