In the USA, the right wing press are running an increasing anti-science stance on climate change. Led by Murdoch's Fox News, extended coverage of denial opinion and printing misleading and false information has been part of a movement that has polarised US politics. The Republican Party has adopted an increasingly irrational and dangerous position on climate change and helped distort public percetions of the issues.
Papers in the UK, notably the Mail, the Express and the Murdoch stable of papers are following a similar line here - with similar effects on public opinion.
The Mail - at it again!
Prince Philip's widely reported remarks about wind power have spurred The Mail to new levels of hype and disinformation about wind energy
There is a worrying trend in the press - the increasing use of stories that are wrong or deeply flawed to create headlines that suit the editorial line - a case of "never mind the facts - spread the rumour".
Media and Manipulation
Press treatment of the Electricity Market Reform Bill offers an insight into systematic misreporting of climate issues in an effort to undermine public confidence in climate science.
Media Storm for Wind
Panorama has incurred the wrath of the renewable energy industry, making misleading claims about the costs of wind on the basis of an unpublished and unfinished report.