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This observatory analyzes traditional/legacy media representations of climate change. With additional funding, the group of CU-Boulder graduate student and postdoctoral researchers (along with CU-Boulder Professor Max Boykoff and collaborators in Japan, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Tasmania) endeavor to comprehensively aggregate, monitor, appraise and critically examine media coverage - from newspapers, tv and radio to new, social and digital media - that influence the spectrum of possibility for effective responses to ongoing climate challenges. At present, the MeCCO team monitors coverage monthly in 120 selected sources globally. With further funding support, the MeCCO team will scale analyses out to provide resonant and useful information for a range of consumers, from local practitioners to elected officials and academic researchers.

MeCCO Research Team

Midori Aoyagi1, Anne Gammelgaard Ballantyne8, Max Boykoff2, Catherine Bruns11, Patrick Chandler2, Meaghan Daly2, Rogelio Fernández-Reyes4, Erin Hawley6, Yumiko Hayakawa1, Kyotaek Hwang15, Isidro Jiménez Gómez5, Kyungsun Lee3, Jari Lyytimäki10, Lucy McAllister9, Erkki Mervaala10, Gabi Mocatta12, Ami Nacu-Schmidt2, David Oonk13, Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey2, Olivia Pearman14, Lars Kjerulf Petersen8, Anne Hege Simonsen7, and Andreas Ytterstad7

1National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, 2University of Colorado Boulder, USA, 3University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA, 4Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 5Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 6University of Tasmania, Australia, 7Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway, 8Aarhus University, Denmark, 9Denison University, USA, 10Finnish Environment Institute, Finland, 11University of Minnesota, USA, 12Deakin University, Australia, 13US Department of Energy, USA, 14US Geological Survey, USA, 15University of New Mexico, USA

MeCCO Lead Team

MeCCO lead Project Investigator, Max Boykoff
MeCCO Infographics, Design & Outreach Lead, Ami Nacu-Schmidt
MeCCO Counts Coordinator & Technical Support Lead, Olivia Pearman

MeCCO is a Multi-University Collaboration

University of Colorado Boulder (USA), Aarhus University (Denmark), Deakin University(Australia), Denison University (USA), National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan), Oslo Metropolitan University (Finland), Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), University of Tasmania (Australia), University of Arkansas, Little Rock (USA), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Finnish Environment Institute (Finland), US Department of Energy (USA), US Geological Survey (USA) and University of Minnesota (USA)