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REVIEW: Timely climate media strategy to empower citizens

Volume 23, Issue 2

November, 2017

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Robie, D. (2017). REVIEW: Timely climate media strategy to empower citizens. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 23(2), 221-224. doi
Author(s): David Robie
Publication date: 
November, 2017

Journalism and Climate Crisis: Public Engagement, Media Alternatives, edited by Robert A. Hackett, Susan Forde, Shane Gunster and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. 2017. 204 pages. ISBN 978-1-1389-5039-9

AT THE time of reviewing this important and timely book, Hurricane Irma had just ripped a trail of unprecedented destruction from Antigua, Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy in the eastern Caribbean to Florida with at least 81 deaths. Florida involved one of the largest mass evacuations in US history, with nearly 7 million people being warned to seek shelter elsewhere. Seventy percent of Miami lost electricity at the height of the storm.