Media plays a vital role in informing the public about environmental threats. Although climate change is a global problem, developing countries such as India are often more vulnerable to the impacts due to poverty, illiteracy, and low public awareness. Using data from a nationally representative survey in India, this paper explores the relationships between media use, issue attention, and trust in informational sources on one hand and science-based climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support on the other. Results suggest that the Indian media, through consistent and accuratecoverage of global warming using trusted sources, can play a positiverole in increasing public engagement among a largely unawarepopulation. Implications for climate change communication in India are discussed.
; Thaker J
; Xiaoquan Z
(2017). Media Use and Public Perceptions of Global Warming in India Environmental Communication