Missing Climate Change Narrative Analysis

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Climate change is a subject that is relevant to all living beings on Earth, yet it is underrepresented and in some cases even ignored by the media and the public. In the article Climate Change as News, Andrew C. Revkin states that the general topic of climate change is very difficult for journalists and reporters to cover for its lack of calamity when compared to other disasters and “FrontPage worthy” titles, and for its complexity that makes understanding this topic difficult for regular people. In The Missing Climate Change Narrative, Segal expands on this idea of climate change being ineffectively communicated by explaining how a lack of emotional appeal and a good narrative are two of the main reasons for why people are not convinced of the seriousness of the effects of climate change. The nature of climate change including its complexity and its slow moving and obscure …show more content…
The downside is that you have to look for it. In spite of the fact that it may be very difficult to efficiently cover a topic like climate change and its coverage is slowly at a decline, it has been observed that many internet-based climate news is acting to make a change (Revkin, 244). News sources such as Climatecentral.com made award worthy reporting on oil-pipeline troubles. Blogs also became a big part of the internet movement for climate change. Possible with the efforts of some scientists, the blog site RealClimate.org conveys the issues directly to the public and represents a very important part of the web conversation on global warming. Although these sources may show more valuable content, these are not the main sources of information for most people. The main source tends to be the one with the boisterous title, and that is where the problem of poor representation lies. Convenience is a big factor when it comes to media consumption. Sometimes, it is just more convenient to not look for a better source of

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