When the UN met in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November, climate change was once again be in the spotlight.
Climate change is real according to recent data from the Media and Climate Change Observatory it reached an all-time high in news coverage in November of 2021,
In 2020, January was the high-water mark for global coverage of climate change or global warming among the sources tracked by MeCCO team, followed by February and November
A IOPscience study found that 90 percent of media coverage accurately represented the
scientific consensus that human activity is driving global warming, looking at
thousands of articles from 2005 to 2019. That’s a sharp change from the last
comparable study in 2004, when researchers discovered that more than half of
articles treated dissenting opinions as equally valid.
The language of climate change is also changing, with more intense words and
phrases being used in the news to describe the phenomenon, such as “climate
catastrophe” and “climate emergency,” according to data collected by MeCCO from
2006 to 2021.
Climate change or whatever term people use will continue to be a top trend because
the world is changing, and we are constantly reminded by scientists that warmer
areas are becoming cooler and it’s because the climate changes according to the
data are always overlooked.
So much attention on many other competing events is changing the way we
think such as the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism, and threats to
democracy. One thing that hasn’t been overlooked by folks is the treats of
climate change and every year we are reminded that Climate Change is real, and
it should be taken more seriously by everyone.