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How much has digital news consumption affected the public perception of climate change?

Digital news consumption has been overtaking traditional news consumption in the past decade. Academics are researching the effect this has on the public perception of climate change.

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A scientist’s opinion: interview with Craig T. Robertson on the public perception of climate change in relation to news consumption

Dr Craig T. Robertson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. To what extent do you believe that climate change coverage in digital media is different compared to traditional media? Craig T. Robertson: Digital media opened the opportunity for a lot more specifically focused climate change reporting media ...

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A scientist’s opinion: interview with Dr Claudio Morana on the public perception of climate change in relation to news consumption

Dr Claudio Morana is Professor of Economics at the University of Milano-Bicocca and Director of the university’s Center for European Studies (CefES). How important are climate activism and its coverage in digital media for environmental awareness? Claudio Morana: When politicisation of climate change is behind inaction, climate activism becomes an important way forward for change. ...

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Prof. Thomas Elmqvist: ‘The awareness now of the climate crisis will also increase people’s interest in taking more care of nature’

Interview with Thomas Elmqvist, professor in natural resource management at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. His work is interdisciplinary, exploring the dynamics of social ecological systems where humans are connected to ecosystems and its feedbacks and interactions. He led the UN-initiated global project “Cities and Biodiversity Outlook” and the Future Earth Project Urban Planet. He currently ...

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Prof. Jerneja Penca: ‘Only recently biodiversity is recognised to play a hugely important role in climate adaptation and mitigation’

Interview with Jerneja Penca, Associate Professor at the Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Slovenia. She is the Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Blue Economy awarded to EMUNI. She is Managing Editor of the International Journal of Euro Mediterranean Studies. And she is also a lead author on the IPBES Transformative change assessment. ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof Michael Norton on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Professor Michael Norton, Environment Programme Director at the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinshu University and Tohoku University. According to a Joint Research Centre (JRC) publication, the global production of wood pellets reached 29 million tonnes in 2016, of which more than 50% was produced ...

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Is burning wood really a form of renewable energy?

Over the last few decades, we have been presented with various possibilities for producing cleaner forms of energy. Recently, the climate change crisis has forced national governments, international institutions and organisations to develop programmes to reduce our pollution of the environment. The main question that has arisen is: How can we respond to the increasing ...

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The European Commission’s opinion: Interview with Tim McPhie on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Tim McPhie, (European Commission spokesperson service) to questions related to the use of biomass in the Renewable Energy Directive Is wood a form of renewable energy from the perspective of the European Commission? Biomass from forestry, agriculture and organic waste is the main source of renewable energy in the EU, accounting for over ...