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Heatwaves have found an increasing resonance in media coverage. Many of them are illustrated by pictures displaying the advantages of a hot summer, i.e. people swimming or enjoying the sun, rather than its downsides. In a recent guest post on Carbonbrief.org, geography professor Saffron O'Neill, discusses effects of visuals in media coverage. In doing so, he hints to a study conducted by Mike Schäfer and Tobias Füchslin with coauthors from the University of Münster and the University of Hamburg.
Link to article: Metag, J./ Schäfer, M./ Barsuhn, T./ Füchslin, T./ Kleinen-von Königslöw, K. (2016): Perceptions of Climate Change Imagery: Evoked Salience and Self-Efficacy in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Science Communication 38 (2), 197-227.