Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5980

Title: The local impact of global climate change: reporting on landscape transformation and threatened identity in the English regional newspaper press
Authors: Brown, Tim
Budd, Lucy C.S.
Bell, Morag
Rendell, Helen M.
Keywords: Climate change
Global warming
Regional newspapers
Landscape
Identity
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Sage Publications
Citation: BROWN, T. ... et al, 2010. The local impact of global climate change: reporting on landscape transformation and threatened identity in the English regional newspaper press. Public Understanding of Science, 19 (6), pp. 686–697.
Abstract: This paper contributes to extant understandings of media representations of climate change by examining the role of the English regional newspaper press in the transformation and dissemination of climate change discourse. Unlike previous accounts, we contend that such newspapers shape public understandings of climate change in ways that have yet to be adequately charted. With this in mind, this paper examines the ways in which global climate change is translated into a locally relevant phenomenon. That is, it focuses on its ‘domestication’. Although we acknowledge that there are a number of ways in which this process occurs, specific attention is drawn to stories that highlight the destruction of local landscape features, the transformation of important habitats, and the arrival of 'alien' species. The broader significance of such stories is considered in relation to long-standing debates concerning the importance of landscape to notions of national and regional identity.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0963662510361416
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5980
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662510361416
ISSN: 0963-6625
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Geography)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Bell - final versionmb-pdf.pdf167.83 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.