Beyond the Noise: Climate emergency, media and the culture war

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN THIS week’s podcast Jamieson is joined by Dr Catherine Happer, a sociology lecturer at Glasgow University and expert on the relationship between the media and communications and the environmental movement.

1:15 – How did we get to today – with the ideas and slogans of the environmental movement, once so marginal, in the mainstream of political discourse?

8:04 – Why a social justice orientated and class conscious environmentalism is required to turn environmental politics into a mass force.

11:09 – Why and how the right are targeting the environmental movement.

16: 15 – Why the scale of change required directly challenges the institutions and hierarchies of the existing social order.

Picture: Lorna Miller

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