Narratives of Climate Change and Environment.The facts and values portrayed in two Swedish newspapers’ online editions

Veronica Stoehrel


This study shows what the online editions of Sweden’s two major daily newspapers put on the agenda with regards to climate change and environment. It also illustrates the ideas, values, ideologies and hegemonic ideas entailed within the presented articles’ and news items’ way of narrating. The result demonstrates how the readers are presented not merely with facts concerning climate change, but moreover with general sets of values holding that, for example, Chinese and Russian people are not entirely trustworthy, that Swedish authorities are utterly dependable and that the climate crises shall be solved by means of technology – not through a change in our way of living or through political economical measures.


Climate change, agenda setting, values, politics

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