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Media Narratives and the Weathering of Climate

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title
Media Narratives and the Weathering of Climate
author
Schiro, Nicole Rose
abstract
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published five assessments since 1990 warning of the impact of human activity on rapid climate change. The assessments affirm that climate change will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. While there is a scientifically substantiated relationship between climate change and extreme weather events, it is difficult to suggest that a specific weather event is caused by climate change. This presents a series of challenges in media coverage of such events, as the norms of journalistic practice can be at odds with the norms of good science.
subject
Climate change
extreme weather
mass media
newspaper
sustainability
weather
contributor
Von Burg, Ronald (committee chair)
Erhardt, Robert J (committee member)
Breckenridge, R. Saylor (committee member)
date
2016-08-25T08:35:21Z (accessioned)
2016-08-25T08:35:21Z (available)
2016 (issued)
degree
Sustainability (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/62637 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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