Covering Climate – Where to Now?

IIEA25th March 20191min
Matt McGrath examines media coverage of climate change, highlighting major changes that are taking place in reporting the causes, impacts and scale of rising temperatures.



Matt McGrath examines the importance of the media in the climate change story, from the ‘global cooling’ headlines of the 1970s to the challenge of climate denialism today. As audiences become more aware of this pressing issue facing the world, he highlights the changes that are taking place in reporting the causes and impacts of rising temperatures.

About the Speaker:

As Environment Correspondent for BBC News, Matt McGrath is at the forefront of climate change coverage. Over the past decade, he has analysed reports on rising temperatures, investigated carbon cheating and covered major climate change conferences from Copenhagen to Paris. He studied at UCC and spent time as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and the Science Communicator in Residence at York University, Toronto.