This study provides two specific examples of media sources that are widely

This study provides two specific examples of media

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This study provides two specific examples of media sources that are widely popular in Canada. Their manipulation of scientific findings on topics such as the causes of climate change reach a large audience quickly relative to peer-reviewed scientific literature. This allows the blogosphere to control the content on which the general Canadian public base their opinion and hence affecting the progression of climate change action in Canada. Flottum, K. (2017). The Role of Language in the Climate Change Debate . This novel provides an analysis of the various linguistic themes that make up the current public discourse on climate change found on social media and the blogosphere. The text provides insight into how information regarding climate change can be represented and interpreted. Language plays a central role in the formation of public opinion. How the public interprets current data on several climate change causes will shape the possibilities for political action. Harvey, J., Van den Berg, D., Ellers, J., Kampen, R., Crowther, T., Roessingh, P., Mann, M. (2018). Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy. BioScience, 68 (4), 281-287. 10.1093/biosci/bix133 This article observes the processes by which internet blogs cast doubt on
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FACEBOOK AND CLIMATE ACTION IN CANADA 3 established ecological data regarding the impacts of AGW on arctic sea-ice and polar bears. As detailed in the findings of this article, the public is more likely to receive information on AGW through the blogosphere as the literature is simplified. However, this literature is by consequence, able to be manipulated or downplayed by media providers. The article suggests that scientists should
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