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Polarisation vs consensus-building: how US and German news media portray climate change as a feature of political identities

February 27, 2024

CSSN Scholar Robin Tschötschel examines how media reporting contributes to political polarization over climate change issues, analyzing articles from German and US news outlets. The study reveals that outlets catering to distinct political audiences often reinforce oppositional identities, while more centrist outlets prioritize policy discussions, shedding light on media’s role in political polarization and consensus on climate change.

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