Climate change is the most important global environmental issue facing humanityin recent times. For developing countries like India the concern with climate change is extremely serious. The impact of climate change can be arrested and mitigated effectively on educating the people and increasing public awareness. Improved understanding of public perceptions about Global Warming can contribute to inform scientific and policy discussions of climate change. Newspapers play very significant role in educating, persuading and even in decision making of people on climate change. The scientific information on climate change provides logical thinking and makes people known about climate change and its dangerous impact on the earth. The reasoning ability thus developed can enable them with greater say in judicious use of resources, energy, reduction of GHGs emission etc. The present study was conducted to compare and analyze the coverage of climate change in national and regional news papers during the COP-15 held in last year and found that adequate information was disseminated. The study aims to bring out role of national and regional news papers in achieving the above stated objectives.

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A comparative study on coverage of climate change in national and regional newspapers

Himansu Fatesingh   Ib Thermal Power Station

Climate change is the most important global environmental issue facing humanityin recent times. For developing countries like India the concern with climate change is extremely serious. The impact of climate change can be arrested and mitigated effectively on educating the people and increasing public awareness. Improved understanding of public perceptions about Global Warming can contribute to inform scientific and policy discussions of climate change. Newspapers play very significant role in educating, persuading and even in decision making of people on climate change. The scientific information on climate change provides logical thinking and makes people known about climate change and its dangerous impact on the earth. The reasoning ability thus developed can enable them with greater say in judicious use of resources, energy, reduction of GHGs emission etc. The present study was conducted to compare and analyze the coverage of climate change in national and regional news papers during the COP-15 held in last year and found that adequate information was disseminated. The study aims to bring out role of national and regional news papers in achieving the above stated objectives.

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