Cap and trade: How big an issue?

The Republican election victory last week was fueled by a dramatic tangle of interests, but mostly economic ones. Still, in the days following the election, climate change took a starring role in several major newspapers’ reporting. My analysis shows the number of stories of climate in major dailies increased in the days after the election, with only spotty pre-election treatment and commentary. Once the magnitude of GOP gains sunk in, news articles emerged that highlighted growing climate skepticism and climate illiteracy among current and newly elected Republicans. What happened? Should media be held accountable? You can read the complete story and weigh-in on the subject in this week’s The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

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