Sceptical Climate is a series of investigations into how Australian media covers climate change.
In December 2020, Arunn Jegan and I published the third part in the series, Lies, Debates and Silences. Lies, Debates and Silences is an independent report, commissioned and funded by the community activist organisation, Get Up!. It investigates how four major News Corp Australia publications covered climate change between April 1st 2019 and March 31st, 2020.
This third report builds on two previous reports. In 2011, the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism published Sceptical Climate Part 1: Climate Change Policy, which investigated how Australian media covered the Gillard Labor government’s climate policy. In 2013, the Centre published a second report, Sceptical Climate Part 2: Climate Science in Australian Newspapers, on how Australian media covered climate science.
The report website is Open Source, hosted on GitHub, and is available for reuse and republishing under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) license.