What’s on : Lectures

Climate Change and Future Generations

Lectures
Date
25 Feb 2020
Start time
7:30 PM
Venue
Tempest Anderson Hall
Speaker
Professor Hilary Graham, University of York

Event Information

Climate Change and Future Generations
Professor Hilary Graham, Department of Health Sciences, University of York

Climate change is unfolding – and accelerating – across generations. Without urgent action by today’s adults, we will leave behind a planet in which no one would want to live. The media plays a key role in shaping public debate, including Britain’s national newspapers which, via their multi-media platforms, continue to reach large audiences. The lecture briefly outlines why the Earth’s climate is changing so rapidly. It then focuses on how future generations – both today’s children and those yet to be born – are represented in newspaper coverage of climate change. It looks at coverage since 2010 – and whether the emergence of a global youth climate movement is reframing how climate change is covered by the British press.

Image credit: Frank Dwyer, courtesy of York Press