Ottawa, Sept 27 (Canadian-Media): A recent study at the Center for Climate Change Communication in the U.S. -- done in response to scientific evidence of global warming -- denied that warming is actually happening, media reports said.
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Maxime Bernier, People's Party of Canada Leader was reported to tell the Toronto Star's editorial board that while the change of climate is not primarily due to human activity.
"It tends to be much more either, 'We can't do anything about it' or 'It's not important enough to do right away,'" says Matto Mildenberger, a Canadian climate policy researcher who also suggests "powerful economic actors" are at work influencing public discourse.
The climate communication researchers believe media coverage to providing two opposing sides on any story is as one of the causes that has amplified the climate denial movement
"You would have a climate scientist on a cable news show or a panel debating climate policy, and the media would find someone who disbelieved [it] or was from an industry group that was rejecting the climate consensus," said Mildenberger. "It gives [the public] a false sense that there was real substantial scientific debate about this."