Media and Climate Change Observatory Monthly Summary: “Take some comfort” that 64% now view climate change as an emergency - Issue 49, January 2021 Public Deposited
  • January 2021 saw media coverage of climate change or global warming around the world increase 7% from December 2020. However, January 2021 levels remain 28% lower than coverage a year earlier (January 2020). These trends were also consistent across monitoring of international wires services, where coverage increased 14% from the previous month but was still 39% lower than a year previous. Elsewhere, media coverage of climate change or global warming decreased across global radio (-9%) in January 2021 from the previous month of December, and was 15% lower than levels in January 2020. Figure 1 shows trends in newspaper media coverage at the global scale – organized into seven geographical regions around the world – from January 2004 through January 2021.

Date Issued
  • 2021-02
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  • 49
Last Modified
  • 2021-02-25
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