September media attention to climate change and global warming was at its highest level globally in nearly a decade. Coverage was most abundant in history apart from attention in November and December 2009 associated with the Copenhagen round of climate talks (COP15) and the University of East Anglia email hacking scandal ‘climate-gate’. Compared to the amount of coverage in the previous month of August, global coverage was up nearly 24% and compared to the amount of coverage a year ago (September 2018), it was up 126%. Compared to August 2019 overage also was up across all regions: Africa (+10%), Asia (+32%), Europe (+25%), Middle East (+6%), North America (+13%), Oceania (+20%), and Latin America (+28%). Compared to the previous month, coverage also was up across the wire services (+25%) and across global radio segments (+59%).
Boykoff, Maxwell; Katzung, Jennifer; and Nacu-Schmidt, Ami, "Media and Climate Change Observatory Monthly Summary: Unprecedented and dangerous changes [are] being driven by global heating - Issue 33, September 2019" (2019). Media and Climate Change Observatory Monthly Summaries. 34.
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