Friday, 11 November 2011

The Guardian: "Is climate scepticism a largely Anglo-Saxon phenomenon?"

Link to The Guardian

"A new study shows that climate sceptics feature much more prominently in the UK and US media than in other countries.

"I have long believed a particular hunch actually carries some substance: climate scepticism is a predominantly Anglo-Saxon phenomenon. Or, rather, it is a phenomenon that tends to gets amplified to a much greater extent in the various English-language media outlets around the world – particularly, in the US, UK and Australia - than it does in other languages or countries.

"Until now, there has been very little beyond the anecdotal to support this theory. But the proposition is now on a firmer footing, thanks to a new report published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, based at the University of Oxford, which firms up some related findings it published last year."

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