Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Geosci. Commun., 5, 281–287, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-281-2022
Geosci. Commun., 5, 281–287, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-281-2022
Research article
22 Sep 2022
Research article | 22 Sep 2022

Is there a climate change reporting bias? A case study of English-language news articles, 2017–2022

Chloe Brimicombe

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gc-2022-8', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chloe Brimicombe, 13 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gc-2022-8', Shiba Subedi, 19 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Chloe Brimicombe, 05 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (25 Jul 2022) by Tiziana Lanza
AR by Chloe Brimicombe on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Aug 2022) by Tiziana Lanza
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (17 Aug 2022) by Solmaz Mohadjer(Executive Editor)
AR by Chloe Brimicombe on behalf of the Authors (18 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Aug 2022) by Solmaz Mohadjer
ED: Publish as is (25 Aug 2022) by Solmaz Mohadjer(Executive Editor)
AR by Chloe Brimicombe on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Climate change is increasing the risk of weather hazards (i.e. storms and heatwaves). Using open science methods, it is shown that there is a bias in weather hazard reporting in English-language news media. Storms are the weather hazard with the most articles written over the last 5 years. In comparison, wildfires are mentioned most per individual hazard occurrence with climate change. Science and media collaborations could address the bias and improve reporting.
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