Climate change in the media: Not yet on the big map

The Daily Climate (probably the best daily climate change newsletter) has looked at what impact climate change stories made in 2009 on the ‘global news map

The results are intriguing. Not what you would think.

The article also offers a great who’s who of environmental journalists.

Despite the build up to and the events of Copenhagen, the map (below) and in larger form here might show us partly why real action on climate change is slow to come.

If it doesn’t register on the news map, does it matter to politicians? Clearly it does matter to many of them.

But elections are still fought and won on other issues, if the news map is anything to go by.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Toby,

    This global news map has indeed driven a lot of online conversations last week. It is a good reality check that shows how much is left to do with environmental issues.

    If not on your reading list already, I highly recommend you to have a look at this Dot Earth blogpost, which explores human responses to environmental issues and the issues behind the state of news coverage of climate change. A MUST read.

    Enjoy, and, as always, thanks for the interesting thoughts and posts,


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