Climate Change and the Media

Schäfer, Mike S.

Media communication – and the coverage of mass media such as TV, radio, newspapers, or the Internet in particular – is an important source for people’s awareness of, and knowledge about, anthropogenic climate change. Accordingly, many scholars have analyzed the emergence, characteristics, uses, and effects of mediated communication about climate change in recent years. This article reviews the respective field, presents its major findings, and outlines future directions for research.