Dr Gabi Mocatta is a Lecturer in Communication at Deakin University and a Research Fellow in Climate Change Communication with the Climate Futures research group at the University of Tasmania. She writes on climate and environmental communication in diverse national contexts, and collaborates on the Media and Climate Change Observatory at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which monitors media coverage of climate change in 56 countries.
Uncovering a Climate Catastrophe? Media Coverage of Australia’s Black Summer Bushfires and the Revelatory Extent of the Climate Blame FrameArticlesThe Black Summer of 2019/2020 saw the forests of southeast Australia go up in flames. The fire season started early, in September 2019, and by March 2020 fires had burned over 12.6 million hectares (Werner and Lyons). The scale and severity of the fires was quickly confirmed by scientists to be “unprecedented globally” (Boer et al.) and attributable to climate change (Nolan et...Read more