Renewal of Blog entries, now by Jeff Broadbent

This blog has not been active since Anne Kaduk finished her research assistant job. However, from this date forward, I will add occasional comments on the project progress, starting today, March 26, 2013. The project is currently in the final stages of editing the papers on the results of Phase One, the media discourse analysis. We have papers from 17 cases, plus comparative and global field papers based on the collected comparative data. Most of these have passed through their final editing stage before submission to our target journal (special edition).

Public Presentations at 4th Annual COMPON Open Workshop

As a part of the 4th Annual COMPON Open Workshop, several case team leaders presented about the national response to climate change in their country and the Principal Investigator (Jeffrey Broadbent) presented an overview of the project for a public audience at the Institut du developpement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. We are grateful for the opportunity to make these presentations and for the conference space provided by IDDRI.

Survey Questions from Other Groups

It was suggested that the COMPON project reference the questions asked in public opinion surveys about climate change. The links below are mostly reports from after surveys have been done, but they show questions from the European Union, Munk, Globe Scan / BBC, Pew, etc...

“An Inconvenient Truth” Article Review

“An Inconvenient Truth” is a provocative movie involving Al Gore dramatically presenting information about global climate change and its effects. I highly recommend seeing the movie, if you haven’t already.

COMPON Preliminary Results Poster

The COMPON central office designed a poster with preliminary results from the project for an NSF Grantees Conference. Unfortunately, the conference was canceled due to the snowy weather in the Washington D.C. area. However, you can click here to view a pdf of the poster. Please contact us with any questions.

World Bank Poll on Public Attitudes Towards Climate Change

In December 2009, the World Bank released a report on a fifteen nation study regarding public opinion on climate change, especially in developing countries. The countries polled included China, India, Japan, Russia, and the United States, all of which have COMPON project teams studying the country as well. One notable result of the poll is that in all countries, the majority of respondents stated that their country "does have a responsibility to take steps to deal with climate change". In most countries, over 80 or 90% of respondents agreed with this statement.

Media, Politics and Climate Change review article

Many other researchers are also studying media and climate change. Alison Anderson wrote a review article describing recent research in this area. The article includes references to other studies of newspaper coverage of climate change in the UK and the US and discusses general trends in that coverage, including a rise in coverage from the early 2000s to 2006.

Welcome to COMPON!

Welcome to the COMPON project blog!

Going forward, the blog will include posts from researchers connected with the COMPON project on topics such as climate change issues in their country of focus and how their work on the project is progressing.

Please stay tuned for further updates.