The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

The Oxford Encylopedia of Climate Change Communication is a special project within the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Through a comprehensive set of articles, it will examine the origin and evolution of our understanding of climate change as presented in communication and media, including their effects on public opinion and policy and what this means for current and future research in the field. Global in breadth, deeply resourced, it will serve as an essential source of perspective on the issues involved. It is led by Dr. Matthew Nisbet along with Associate Editors Dr. Shirley S. Ho, Dr. Ezra Markowitz, Dr. Mike S. Schafer, and Dr. Jagadish Thaker. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science.To read The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication articles online, see the Communication section of the ORE of Climate Science. This section will continue to grow as the project expands.

Click here to watch Editor in Chief Matthew Nisbet discuss the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication project.

Editorial Board

Matthew C. Nisbet, Northeastern University
Editor in Chief

Shirley S. Ho, Nanyang Technological University

Ezra Markowitz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Saffron O'Neill, University of Exeter

Mike S. Schäfer, University of Zurich

Jagdish Thaker, Massey University


Climate Change Public Opinion, Knowledge, and Behavior

Media Portrayals of Climate Change and Their Societal Effects

Climate Change Communication Strategies and Campaigns

Communicating about the Environmental, Human, and Societal Impacts of Climate Change

Communicating about Climate Change Policies and Energy Technologies

Communication, Media, and Public Opinion about Climate Change across Countries

Methods of Analyzing and Evaluating Climate Change Communication


Agricultural Extension and Climate Change Communication (Linda S. Prokopy, Rebecca Power, Wendy-Lin Bartels)
Celebrities and Climate Change (Julie Doyle, Nathan Farrell, Michael K. Goodman)
Climate Change Communication in Canada (Candis Callison, D. B. Tindall)
Climate Change Communication in Colombia (Luisa Fernanda Lema Vélez, María Margarita Fontecha, Daniel Hermelin, Dunia H. Urrego)
Climate Change Communication in Mexico (Javier Urbina-Soria, Karina Landeros-Mugica)
Climate Change Communication in Norway (Marianne Ryghaug, Tomas Moe Skjølsvold)
Climate Change Communication in Peru (Bruno Takahashi, Alejandra Martinez)
Climate Change Communication in Portugal (Ana Horta, Anabela Carvalho)
Climate Change Communication in Singapore (Shirley S. Ho, Agnes S. F. Chuah)
Climate Change Communication in South Korea (Sei-Hill Kim, Jeong-Heon Chang, Myung-Hyun Kang)
Climate Change Communication in Spain (María Carmen Erviti, Bienvenido León)
Climate Change Communication in Turkey (Mehmet Ali Uzelgun, Ümit Şahin)
Communicating About Clean Energy and Efficiency Policies (Matthew A. Shapiro, Anna McCaghren Fleming)
Communicating about Climate Change with Farmers (Mark Morrison, Donald W. Hine, Steven D'Alessandro)
Communicating about Fossil Fuel Divestment (Jill E. Hopke, Luis E. Hestres)
Communicating about Hydropower, Dams, and Climate Change (Emma Lundberg, Sara Randall, Alison Fisher, Tyler Quiring, Francesca Soluri, Hannah Dallas, David Hart, Kevin Gardner, Bridie McGreavy)
Communicating about Solar Energy and Climate Change (Tarla Rai Peterson, Cristi C. Horton)
Communicating Sea Level Rise (Karen Akerlof, Michelle Covi, Elizabeth Rohring)
Discourse Analysis in Climate Change Communication (Nelya Koteyko, Dimitrinka Atanasova)
Effects of Rapid Climate Change on Violence and Conflict (Courtney Plante, Craig A. Anderson, Johnie J. Allen)
Elite News Coverage of Climate Change (Maxwell Boykoff, Gesa Luedecke)
Fear Appeals in Climate Change Communication (Joseph P. Reser, Graham L. Bradley)
Frame Analysis in Climate Change Communication (Mike S. Schäfer, Saffron O'Neill)
Geographies of Climate Change Belief (Debbie Hopkins, Ezra M. Markowitz)
Ideology in Climate Change Communication (Pieter Maeseele, Yves Pepermans)
Race, Class, Gender and Climate Change Communication (Adam R. Pearson, Matthew T. Ballew, Sarah Naiman)
Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation (Daniel P. Aldrich, Christopher J. Paul, Courtney M. Page-Tan)
Wildfire Communication and Climate Risk Mitigation (Robyn S. Wilson, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Eric Toman)