Why We Need to Talk Less about Climate Science (and Focus on Politics Instead)

After many decades of inaction, we have to face severe climate change. Yet, the most important question is not how bad it will get, but what can be done now to cut emissions quickly. This is a point often missed by the media and campaigners. In my PhD research, I study news reporting on climate change and the roles of different actors in the many debates surrounding the issue. Reading lots of news about the issue is emotionally challenging: the massive wildfires, severe droughts and big floods provide an impression of what we will be facing over the course of the century. At the same time, I read daily about new evidence indicating that climate change is happening faster and going to be even

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