Professor Jules Boykoff on media coverage of global warming and political activism
This week, Dr. Caldicott explores politics and media activism with Jules Boykoff, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Politics and Government at Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. In 2006, Prof. Boykoff was an invited speaker at the United Nations climate change conference in Nairobi, based on his research and writing on media coverage of climate disruption. His writing on activism has appeared recently in New Left Review, the Guardian, Oregon Historical Quarterly, the Nation, and CounterPunch. For background, read the article Reheating the Climate Change Story: The media have dropped climate change, with its tricky science. But cast in economic terms, it could recapture public interest.