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Psychological Challenges in Communicating about Climate Change and Its Uncertainites  

Emily H. Ho, David V. Budescu, and Han Hui Por

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Oct 2017
The overwhelming majority of the scientific community agrees that climate change (CC) is occurring and is caused by anthropogenic, or human-caused, forcing. The global populace is aware of ... More

Psychological, Social, and Cultural Barriers to Communicating about Climate Change  

Nathaniel Geiger, Brianna Middlewood, and Janet Swim

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Apr 2017
Given the severity of the threat posed by climate change, why is large-scale societal action to decarbonize our energy systems not more widespread? The present article examines four ... More

Public Knowledge, Scientific Literacy, Numeracy, and Perceptions of Climate Change  

Jaime Gilden and Ellen Peters

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Apr 2017
It is a widely accepted scientific fact that our climate is changing and that this change is caused by human activity. Despite the scientific consensus, many individuals in the United ... More

Race, Class, Gender and Climate Change Communication  

Adam R. Pearson, Matthew T. Ballew, Sarah Naiman, and Jonathon P. Schuldt

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Apr 2017
Interest in the audience factors that shape the processing of climate change messaging has risen over the past decade, as evidenced by dozens of studies demonstrating message effects that ... More

The Relationships Between Climate Change News Coverage, Policy Debate, and Societal Decisions  

D. B. Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Candis Callison

This article considers the relationship between news media and the sociopolitical dimensions of climate change. Media can be seen as sites where various actors contend with one another for ... More

Religious Identity, Beliefs, and Views about Climate Change  

Sonya Sachdeva

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Sep 2016
People can take extraordinary measures to protect that which they view as sacred. They may refuse financial gain, engage in bloody, inter-generational conflicts, mount hunger strikes and ... More

Scientists’ Views about Public Engagement and Science Communication in the Context of Climate Change  

John Besley and Anthony Dudo

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Apr 2017
Scientists who study issues such as climate change are often called on by both their colleagues and broader society to share what they know and why it matters. Many are willing to do ... More

Shifting Roles of Science Journalists Covering Climate Change  

Michael Brüggemann

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Apr 2017
Climate journalism is a moving target. Driven by its changing technological and economic contexts, challenged by the complex subject matter of climate change, and immersed in a polarized ... More

Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation  

Daniel P. Aldrich, Courtney M. Page-Tan, and Christopher J. Paul

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Nov 2016
Anthropogenic climate change increasingly disrupts livelihoods, floods coastal urban cities and island nations, and exacerbates extreme weather events. There is near-universal consensus ... More

Social Movement Participation and Climate Change  

James Goodman

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Mar 2017
Climate change is often said to herald the anthropocene, where humans become active participants in the remaking of global geology. The corollary of the wide acceptance of a geological ... More

Source Influence on Journalistic Decisions and News Coverage of Climate Change  

Alison Anderson

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Mar 2017
Across many parts of the globe the relationship between journalists and news sources has been transformed by digital technologies, increased reliance on public relations practitioners, and ... More

Strategic Framing and Persuasive Messaging to Influence Climate Change Perceptions and Decisions  

Toby Bolsen and Matthew A. Shapiro

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Jul 2017
The importance of framing as a concept is reflected by the massive amount of attention it has received from scholars across disciplines. As a communicative process, framing involves making ... More

Strategies for Countering False Information and Beliefs about Climate Change  

R. Kelly Garrett

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Apr 2017
Misperceptions about climate change are widespread, and efforts to correct them must be grounded in an understanding of the factors, both individual and social, that contribute to them. ... More

Sustainability Science and Climate Change Communication  

Bridie McGreavy and David Hart

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May 2017
Direct experience, scientific reports, and international media coverage make clear that the breadth, severity, and multiple consequences from climate change are far-reaching and ... More

TV and Cable News Coverage of Climate Change  

Neil T. Gavin

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Apr 2017
Television and cable are two routes by which broadcasters reach the public. Citizens are known to rely on a variety of media sources; however, television is seen by people in a very wide ... More

TV Meteorologists as Local Climate Change Educators  

Edward Maibach, Bernadette Woods Placky, Joe Witte, Keith Seitter, Ned Gardiner, Teresa Myers, Sean Sublette, and Heidi Cullen

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Aug 2016
Global climate change is influencing the weather in every region of the United States, often in harmful ways. Yet, like people in many countries, most Americans view climate change as a ... More

Wildfire Communication and Climate Risk Mitigation  

Robyn S. Wilson, Sarah M. McCaffrey, and Eric Toman

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Sep 2017
Throughout the late 19th century and most of the 20th century, risks associated with wildfire were addressed by suppressing fires as quickly as possible. However, by the 1960s, it became ... More

Young People and Climate Change Communication  

Maria Ojala and Yuliya Lakew

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Apr 2017
One important group to include in efforts to combat climate change is young people. This group comprises the future leaders of society, besides being citizens of today, and they will be ... More

Zoos and Aquariums as Informal Learning Environments for Climate Change Communication  

Susan Clayton

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Feb 2017
A great deal of learning takes place outside of the standard curriculum. School-based education is often insufficient to address climate change; many schools do little to cover the topic, ... More

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