Month: October 2014

Global Warming: The Melting of Media Credibility?

Climate change. I have also known about it and occasionally will hear about it, but¬†that is where my knowledge ends. I had never knew that the issue was also heavily influenced by the media itself. For some of us, our opinions on such issues as climate change are ultimately shaped by the media’s coverage, often influenced heavily by politics and finances. So if the media says it is nothing to worry about, should we really worry? Currently, 97% of research and climate scientists, as well as every major institute of science agree that indeed global warming is happening and is continuing to increase due to human activity (Farrant, Holmes and Edwards, 2013). Media giants such as the New York Times and Al Jazeera however, do often provide great insights and research into the issue, with their ideas and arguments further being supported by¬†interviews with elites in specialise fields and statistics. The UK Telegraph however seems to be more wary when reporting on climate change, publishing controversial and skeptical articles. They ultimately present man queries to …