Constructing an illusion of scientific uncertainty? Framing climate change in German and British print media

Schmid-Petri, Hannah; Arlt, Dorothee (2016). Constructing an illusion of scientific uncertainty? Framing climate change in German and British print media. Communications, 41(3), pp. 265-289. DeGruyter 10.1515/commun-2016-0011

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This article uses quantitative content analysis data from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013 to examine the salience and construction of scientific uncertainty about climate change in German and British press coverage using quantitative content analysis data from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. The results show that uncertainty about climate change − against overwhelming consensus among climate scientists − is prominent in the press coverage of both countries. The findings indicate that it is important to distinguish whether scientific uncertainty can be found at the level of single articles, or at the level of the coverage as a whole. The study also reveals that uncertainty is constructed differently in German and British press coverage in terms of the media’s framing of climate science and the types of actors who are involved in the construction of scientific uncertainty.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Mass Communication Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Schmid-Petri, Hannah and Arlt, Dorothee

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0341-2059

Publisher:

DeGruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lena Floriana Studer

Date Deposited:

20 Aug 2018 12:21

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 12:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/commun-2016-0011

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119285

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119285

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