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|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.
Rendell, Helen M.
|Keywords: ||Climate change|
|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|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662510361416|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Geography and Environment)|
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