Key Facts and Insights
The discussion is predominantly male-driven with an over-representation in the age groups <18 years and >55 years. Scientists and researchers dominate the professions most present in the sample.
Young authors discuss the positive potential of decarbonisation and the energy transition but they do not discuss concrete approaches. Combining their energy with older authors’ knowledge may be key.
Climate change and food systems topics appear more likely to interest individuals with higher education, and “under-interest” females, both in absolute and in relative terms compared to the general population.
Scientists/Experts and citizens are equally interested in both climate models and earth observation topics.
Society appears to fear an improper allocation of funds to future-looking topics at the detriment of investing in social justice. Highlighting future topics with perceived social value (e.g. future food systems) may help.
Across the board, topics revolving around space travel and exploration seem to impress and fascinate the general public, signalling a useful entry point into societal debate.
Concerns vary significantly across regions. In Europe, Asia and South America the perceived failure of the energy transition is dominating, while dangers associated with space travel are strongly discussed in North America and concerns over future investment levels in oil and gas are more dominant in Africa.
Cloud and sentiment analysis
Each node representing one article and the linkages between dots show relations between topics in the analysed data.