Climate Deniers Have Enjoyed Way More Media Coverage Than Scientists in Recent Decades, Study Shows

ScienceAlert | Aug 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM
  • Climate deniers are often featured by the mainstream media as a way to ‘balance’ their reporting, and yet for most of this century, climate coverage has been neither fair nor balanced.
  • In fact, during this time, media outlets gave these contrarians nearly 50 percent more visibility than the top experts on climate change.
  • The scientists were chosen from some 200,000 research publications, and the contrarians were chosen for publicly and repeatedly spreading disinformation on climate change issues.