Communicating Climate Change

Communicating Climate Change
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Author: Anne K. Armstrong,Marianne E. Krasny,Jonathon P. Schuldt
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781501730801
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Comstock Publishing Associates

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Environmental educators face a formidable challenge when they approach climate change due to the complexity of the science and of the political and cultural contexts in which people live. There is a clear consensus among climate scientists that climate change is already occurring as a result of human activities, but high levels of climate change awareness and growing levels of concern have not translated into meaningful action. Communicating Climate Change provides environmental educators with an understanding of how their audiences engage with climate change information as well as with concrete, empirically tested communication tools they can use to enhance their climate change program. Starting with the basics of climate science and climate change public opinion, Armstrong, Krasny, and Schuldt synthesize research from environmental psychology and climate change communication, weaving in examples of environmental education applications throughout this practical book. Each chapter covers a separate topic, from how environmental psychology explains the complex ways in which people interact with climate change information to communication strategies with a focus on framing, metaphors, and messengers. This broad set of topics will aid educators in formulating program language for their classrooms at all levels. Communicating Climate Change uses fictional vignettes of climate change education programs and true stories from climate change educators working in the field to illustrate the possibilities of applying research to practice. Armstrong et al, ably demonstrate that environmental education is an important player in fostering positive climate change dialogue and subsequent climate change action. An open access version of this book is available through Cornell Open.

Communicating Climate Change

Communicating Climate Change
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Author: Susanna Priest
Pages: 177
ISBN: 9781137585790
Release: 2016-12-07
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book asks and answers the question of what communication research and other social sciences can offer that will help the global community to address climate change by identifying the conditions that can persuade audiences and encourage collective action on climate. While scientists often expect that teaching people the scientific facts will change their minds about climate change, closer analysis suggests this is not always the case. Communication scholars are pursuing other ideas based on what we know about influence and persuasion, but this approach does not provide complete answers either. Some misconceptions can be corrected by education, and some messages will be more powerful than others. The advent of the Internet also makes vast stores of information readily available. But audiences still process this information through different filters, based on their own values and beliefs – including their understanding of how science works. In between momentous events, media coverage of climate tends to recede and individuals turn their attention back to their daily lives. Yet there is a path forward: Climate change is a social justice issue that no individual – and no nation – can solve on their own. A different sort of communication effort can help.

Creating a Climate for Change

Creating a Climate for Change
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Author: Susanne C. Moser,Lisa Dilling
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139461085
Release: 2007-12-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The need for effective communication, public outreach and education to increase support for policy, collective action and behaviour change is ever present, and is perhaps most pressing in the context of anthropogenic climate change. This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change. It is a unique collection of ideas examining the challenges associated with communicating climate change in order to facilitate societal response. It offers well-founded, practical suggestions on how to communicate climate change and how to approach related social change more effectively. The contributors of this book come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from government and academia to non-governmental and civic sectors of society. The book is accessibly written, and any specialized terminology is explained. It will be of great interest to academic researchers and professionals in climate change, environmental policy, science communication, psychology, sociology and geography.

Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security

Communicating Climate Change and Energy Security
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Author: Greg Philo,Catherine Happer
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781135048112
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book, drawing on new research conducted for the UK Energy Resource Centre (UKERC), examines the contemporary public debate on climate change and the linked issue of energy security. It analyses the key processes which affect the formation of public attitudes and understanding in these areas, while also developing a completely new method for analysing these processes. The authors address fundamental questions about how to adequately inform the public and develop policy in areas of great social importance when public distrust of politicians is so widespread. The new methods of attitudinal research pioneered here combined with the attention to climate change have application and resonance beyond the UK and indeed carry global import.

Communicating Climate Change in Russia

Communicating Climate Change in Russia
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Author: Marianna Poberezhskaya
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781317566007
Release: 2015-06-19
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The attitude of Russia towards climate change is extremely important for the success of climate change control policies worldwide, as Russia, with its cold climate and vast resources of carbon fuels, is one of the world’s biggest polluters. Moreover, Russia frequently comes across as not being very interested in containing environmental pollution. This book explores how issues to do with climate change are handled by the Russian media. It discusses how the state and economic elites have influenced Russia’s environmental communication, with the state’s control of the media strengthening since Putin came to power, and with control being exercised in some cases by ignoring or silencing the key issues. However, the book also shows how, recently, elites and the state in Russia have begun to realise that it is in the state’s best interest to pursue more climate-oriented policies. The book concludes by examining how the communication of climate change issues in Russia could be improved and by assessing the extent to which a recent change in state climate policy could mean that media coverage of climate change in Russia will keep increasing.

Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences

Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences
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Author: Walter Leal Filho,Bettina Lackner,Henry McGhie
Pages: 684
ISBN: 303007479X
Release: 2019-10-30
Editor: Springer

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Communicating Climate Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience

Communicating Climate Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience
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Author: Jeanette L. Drake,Yekaterina Y. Kontar,John C. Eichelberger,T. Scott Rupp,Karen M. Taylor
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9783319201610
Release: 2015-11-05
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This edited volume emphasizes risk and crisis communication principles and practices within the up-to the minute context of new technologies, a new focus on resiliency, and global environmental change. It includes contributions from experts from around the globe whose research, advocacy, teaching, work, or service in the natural or social sciences deals with risk communication and/or management surrounding natural and technological disasters, with a particular focus on climate change-related phenomena. Resilience and good communication are intimately linked and with climate change precipitating more numerous and onerous weather-related catastrophes, a conversation on resilience is timely and necessary. The goal is robust communities that are able to withstand the shock of disaster. Communicating well under ordinary circumstances is challenging; communicating during a crisis is extraordinarily difficult. This book is dedicated to all those who have directly or indirectly suffered the effects of climate change end extreme events with the hope that the advance of knowledge, implementation of sound science and appropriate policies and use of effective communication will help in reducing their vulnerability while also improving resilience in the face of often devastating natural and technological disasters.

Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change

Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change
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Author: David C. Holmes,Lucy M. Richardson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781789900408
Release: 2020-12-25
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drawing together key frameworks and disciplines that illuminate the importance of communication around climate change, this Research Handbook offers a vital knowledge base to address the urgency of conveying climate issues to a variety of audiences.

Climate Change Media Culture

Climate Change  Media   Culture
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Author: Juliet Pinto,Robert E. Gutsche Jr.,Paola Prado
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781787699670
Release: 2019-10-14
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The acceleration of global climate change creates a nexus for the examination of power, political rhetoric, science communication, and sustainable development. This book takes an international view of twenty first century environmental communication to critically explore mediated expressions of climate change.

Environmental Risks and the Media

Environmental Risks and the Media
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Author: Barbara Adam,Stuart Allan,Cynthia Carter
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781134610938
Release: 2013-01-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Environmental Risks and the Media explores the ways in which environmental risks, threats and hazards are represented, transformed and contested by the media. At a time when popular conceptions of the environment as a stable, natural world with which humanity interferes are being increasingly contested, the medias methods of encouraging audiences to think about environmental risks - from the BSE or 'mad cow' crisis to global climate change - are becoming more and more controversial. Examining large-scale disasters, as well as 'everyday' hazards, the contributors consider the tensions between entertainment and information in media coverage of the environment. How do the media frame 'expert', 'counter-expert' and 'lay public' definitions of environmental risk? What role do environmental pressure groups like Greenpeace or 'eco-warriors' and 'green guerrillas' play in shaping what gets covered and how? Does the media emphasis on spectacular events at the expense of issue-sensitive reporting exacerbate the public tendency to overestimate sudden and violent risks and underestimate chronic long-term ones?

Communicating Climate Change Information for Decision Making

Communicating Climate Change Information for Decision Making
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Author: Silvia Serrao-Neumann,Anne Coudrain,Liese Coulter
Pages: 219
ISBN: 9783319746692
Release: 2018-03-20
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book provides important insight on a range of issues focused on three themes; what new climate change information is being developed, how that knowledge is communicated and how it can be usefully applied across international, regional and local scales. There is increasing international investment and interest to develop and communicate updated climate change information to promote effective action. As change accelerates and planetary boundaries are crossed this information becomes particularly relevant to guide decisions and support both proactive adaptation and mitigation strategies. Developing new information addresses innovations in producing interdisciplinary climate change knowledge and overcoming issues of data quality, access and availability. This book examines effective information systems to guide decision-making for immediate and future action. Cases studies in developed and developing countries illustrate how climate change information promotes immediate and future actions across a range of sectors.

Visualizing Climate Change

Visualizing Climate Change
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Author: Stephen R.J. Sheppard
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781136529009
Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Climate change may be all around us, but it is often difficult to see. Carbon dioxide is invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Nobody really knows what 2 or 4 of global warming might look like in their community. The causes of climate change that surround us are often only dimly perceived or concealed, and there are as yet few examples of effective community solutions that people can see.

Handbook of Climate Change Communication Vol 1

Handbook of Climate Change Communication  Vol  1
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Author: Walter Leal Filho,Evangelos Manolas,Anabela Marisa Azul,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro,Henry McGhie
Pages: 397
ISBN: 9783319698380
Release: 2017-12-29
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This comprehensive handbook provides a unique overview of the theory, methodologies and best practices in climate change communication from around the world. It fosters the exchange of information, ideas and experience gained in the execution of successful projects and initiatives, and discusses novel methodological approaches aimed at promoting a better understanding of climate change adaptation. Addressing a gap in the literature on climate change communication and pursuing an integrated approach, the handbook documents and disseminates the wealth of experience currently available in this field. Volume 1 of the handbook provides a unique description of the theoretical basis and of some of the key facts and phenomena which help in achieving a better understanding of the basis of climate change communication, providing an essential basis for successful initiatives in this complex field.

Communicating Climate Change in Russia

Communicating Climate Change in Russia
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Author: Marianna Poberezhskaya
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781317565994
Release: 2015-06-19
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The attitude of Russia towards climate change is extremely important for the success of climate change control policies worldwide, as Russia, with its cold climate and vast resources of carbon fuels, is one of the world’s biggest polluters. Moreover, Russia frequently comes across as not being very interested in containing environmental pollution. This book explores how issues to do with climate change are handled by the Russian media. It discusses how the state and economic elites have influenced Russia’s environmental communication, with the state’s control of the media strengthening since Putin came to power, and with control being exercised in some cases by ignoring or silencing the key issues. However, the book also shows how, recently, elites and the state in Russia have begun to realise that it is in the state’s best interest to pursue more climate-oriented policies. The book concludes by examining how the communication of climate change issues in Russia could be improved and by assessing the extent to which a recent change in state climate policy could mean that media coverage of climate change in Russia will keep increasing.

Handbook of Climate Change Communication

Handbook of Climate Change Communication
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Author: Walter Leal Filho,Evangelos Manolas,Anabela Marisa Azul,Ulisses M. Azeiteiro,Henry McGhie
Pages: 329
ISBN: 3319745476
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This comprehensive handbook provides a unique overview of the theory, methodologies and best practices in climate change communication from around the world. It fosters the exchange of information, ideas and experience gained in the execution of successful projects and initiatives, and discusses novel methodological approaches aimed at promoting a better understanding of climate change adaptation. Addressing a gap in the literature on climate change communication and pursuing an integrated approach, the handbook documents and disseminates the wealth of experience currently available in this field. Volume 1 of the handbook provides a unique description of the theoretical basis and of some of the key facts and phenomena which help in achieving a better understanding of the basis of climate change communication, providing an essential basis for successful initiatives in this complex field. Volume 2 of the handbook discusses novel methodological approaches aimed at promoting a better understanding of climate change adaptation and exemplifies initiatives and best practices in climate change communication from around the world. Volume 3 of the handbook provides case studies from around the world, documenting and disseminating the wealth of experiences available.

Public Perception of Climate Change

Public Perception of Climate Change
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Author: Bjoern Hagen
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781317636519
Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Despite the findings on global climate change presented by the scientific community, there remains a significant gap between its recommendations and the actions of the public and policy makers. So far scientists and the media have failed to successfully communicate the urgency of the climate change situation in such a way that long-term, comprehensive, and legally binding policy commitments are being made on the national and international level. This book examines the way the public processes information, how they perceive threats and other perceptual factors that have a significant effect on how and to what degree climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies are supported. Understanding public risk perception plays a vital role in communicating the challenges of global climate change. Using a diverse range of international case studies, this book explores the nature of public perceptions of climate change and identifies the perception factors which have a significant impact on the public’s willingness to support global climate change policies or commit to behavioral changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve urban resiliency. The comparative study of social and cultural factors, beliefs, attitudes and trust provides an international overview of best practices regarding the design, implementation and generation of public support for climate change policies at a global level. Offering valuable insight into climate change and risk communication, the book should be of interest to students and scholars of environment studies, politics, urban planning, and media and cultural studies.

Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences

Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences
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Author: Walter Leal Filho,Bettina Lackner,Henry McGhie
Pages: 673
ISBN: 9783319982946
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book offers a concrete contribution towards a better understanding of climate change communication. It ultimately helps to catalyse the sort of cross-sectoral action needed to address the phenomenon of climate change and its many consequences. There is a perceived need to foster a better understanding of what climate change is, and to identify approaches, processes, methods and tools which may help to better communicate it. There is also a need for successful examples showing how communication can take place across society and stakeholders. Addressing the challenges in communicating to various audiences and providing a platform for reflections, it showcases lessons learnt from research, field projects and best practices in various settings in various different countries. The acquired knowledge can be adapted and applied to other situations.

Creative Climate Communications

Creative  Climate  Communications
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Author: Maxwell Boykoff
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781107195387
Release: 2019-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Through this assessment of creative (climate) communications, readers will understand what works where, when, why and under what conditions.

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
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Author: John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg
Pages: 742
ISBN: 9780191618574
Release: 2011-08-18
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of human security and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels.

Communicating Science Effectively

Communicating Science Effectively
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Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780309451055
Release: 2017-03-08
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate change, and many other issues. Communicating science effectively, however, is a complex task and an acquired skill. Moreover, the approaches to communicating science that will be most effective for specific audiences and circumstances are not obvious. Fortunately, there is an expanding science base from diverse disciplines that can support science communicators in making these determinations. Communicating Science Effectively offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing in particular on issues that are contentious in the public sphere. To inform this research agenda, this publication identifies important influences â€" psychological, economic, political, social, cultural, and media-related â€" on how science related to such issues is understood, perceived, and used.