Analysis: How UK newspapers changed their minds about climate change

by Josh Gabbatiss, Sylvia Hayes, Joe Goodman, Tom Prater on Carbon Brief

The past decade has seen a significant shift in the attitudes of UK newspapers towards climate change, according to new analysis undertaken by Carbon Brief. Drawing from a database of more than 1,300 editorials, which are the formal “voice” of a newspaper, this work examines how the language used to describe human-caused climate change, as well as renewables, fracking and nuclear power, has shifted since 2011.