Media Coverage

Why Dire Warnings Won't Help the Environment

Sangita Iyer | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

A study of iconic images and dramatic sounds and narratives used by media in portraying climate change found that although at first people gravitate to sensationalism, in the long run they become paralyzed by fear, and feel dis-empowered to take any action.

Will Sandy's Strength Spur Climate Change Coverage?

Sangita Iyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

For a long time North Americans were oblivious to a problem taking place in geographically isolated places. The television media thus neglected to bring the global climate change message closer to home, and in the process seem to have disengaged people emotionally from the issue. But now climate change is knocking on our doorsteps.