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Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change (Paperback)
  • Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change (Paperback)

Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change (Paperback)

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Paperback 576 Pages / Published: 10/12/2007
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521049924
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 910 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 30 mm

'This book is packed with useful information.' The Psychologist
'... I could not put this book down. it is filled with solid and practical information and guidelines and good common sense for any businessman who needs to know and communicate about climate change and may also have to interact with his various stake holders (including communities) on climate change. This is an excellent informing book that is a must for the reference shelf - highly recommended.' Eagle Bulletin
'Moser and Dilling ... work successfully to stitch together themes across the chapter contributions: countless parenthetical cross-references to other chapters and passages as well as a useful index, build useful bridges for the readers. The volume capably pursues, appraises, interrogates and refines vital challenges on the current state of communications about climate change, and discusses future directions and possibilities.' Global Environmental Politics
'This volume is both comprehensive and eclectic. It includes academic studies of the public reaction to climate change stories, lessons from the atomic bomb era about communicating climate change, and the philosophical framework for dealing with the issue ... Creating a Climate for Change offers a comprehensive and engaging look at the many issues surrounding the understanding of climate and the difficulty of changing people's habits.' Natural Hazards Observer
'... Susan Moser and Lisa Dilling, the two editors of this book, deserve great praise for bringing together a maze of perspectives on communicating climate change into a genuinely insightful and fascinating read. ... their approach of keeping chapters fairly short and insisting on plain English makes the book accessible and encourages readers to browse through parts of the book that are of particular interest. ... As a cover-to-cover read or as a selective reference, this book provides a valuable resource for students, scholars and policy-makers with an interest in the complexities of climate change communication and social change.' Area
"Anyone interested in climate change issues will find something of value here...glad of the insights gained from readingCreating a Climate for Change. Lawrence A. Coleman, Ecology
"[The book's] core message about rethinking the information model for communicating climate change is easily translated into rhetorical terms and thus interesting as an early analysis of a challenge that is only growing in importance and urgency. ...scholars looking for bodies of public discourse on climate change will be guided to several such stories by articles in this collection. ...the articles in this collection can be read for evidence of how climate change has been refracted through the discourses of American social science and politics. In order that rhetoric and the humanities may play a greater role in shaping our culture's response to climate change, I urge QJS to examine Creating a Climate for change." - Michael Svoboda, Quarterly Journal of Speech

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