Mapping Climate Communication: No.1 Climate Timeline
The Climate Timeline illustrates the temporal growth of climate communication by mapping historical processes and events that have lead to various ways of understanding climate change. This poster provides an overview of the major events in climate communication history as well as the forces that obscure and denigrate climate science and climate policy. The timeline serves to clarify the relationship between science, media, policy and civil society by illustrating the historical processes that have lead to the growth of various climate discourses.
How to read this poster:
Follow graph at the bottom left to events directly above. The media monitoring timeline displays media peaks and dips which correspond to the events timeline directly above. Actors and events are color-coded according to the communicative function they serve in five discourses: climate contrarian (red), neoliberalism (dark blue), ecological modernization (light blue), climate justice (green) and climate science itself (black/grey). Descriptions of discourse are on the poster and also in the accompanying Poster Summary Report, available on link below.