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Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change
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Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change

9781789900392 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by David C. Holmes and Lucy M. Richardson, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University, Australia
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 039 2 Extent: 384 pp
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.

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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.
 
International scholars survey the key disciplinary foundations of climate change communication including: climate science, audience studies, sociology, and the efficacy of diverse communication forms ranging from science communication, political communication and visual communication to film, theatre and the novel. Featuring key ideas critical to the contemporary climate discussion, such as climate denial, psychology, the use of images, journalism, campaigns, health, justice and climate change fiction, this timely Research Handbook intervenes in the global debate to offer a pathway for researchers and communicators to stimulate new methods of conceptualising and communicating climate mitigation.

Presenting an in-depth exploration of climate change messaging in relation to interpretive communities, this book is crucial reading for scholars and students of media and communications, climate science and environmental studies. Its key practical insights will also benefit practitioners of climate communication and science.
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‘This book takes a fiercely needed leap forward to systematically improve climate change communication. We’re well acquainted with intersectional challenges associated with 21st century climate change, but work remains to improve how we talk about climate change. Interdisciplinary contributions here guide productive discussions as pathways to improved engagement and action.’
– Max Boykoff, University of Colorado Boulder, US
Contributors
Contributors: D. Amelung, S. Bamberg, R. Bartosch, R.J. Brulle, E. jr. Clarke, J. Cook, A. Depoux, B.H. Detenber, R.E. Dunlap, E. Eide, K.S. Fielding, H. Fischer, A.J.E. Gallant, F. Gemenne, A. Goodbody, S.J. Hassol, A. Herrmann, D.C. Holmes, J. Hoydis, A. Klas, C.A. Klöckner, R. Kunelius, S.C. Lewis, W.R. Louis, E. Maibach, J. Metag, M.M. Mosher, G.L. Nassanga, J. Painter, K. Pearce, M. Rhaman, L.M. Richardson, A. Roosvall, S. Rosenthal, R. Sauerborn, M.S. Schäfer, M. Schulte, M. Tegelberg, S. Torok, S. van der Linden, E. Vraga, M.R. Weathers, A. Weik von Mossner, A. Wozniak, D. Yagodin
Contents
Contents:

1 Introduction to the Research Handbook on Communicating Climate Change 1
David C Holmes

THEME I COMMUNICATING CLIMATE SCIENCE
2 Introduction to communicating climate science 22
Simon Torok and Ailie JE Gallant
3 Confidence and certainty in climate science 24
Ailie JE Gallant and Sophie C Lewis
4 Communicating climate change science with different audiences 33
Simon Torok, Karen Pearce and Susan Joy Hassol

THEME II CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIAL
5 Introduction to climate science denial 47
John Cook
6 Sources and amplifiers of climate change denial 49
Riley E Dunlap and Robert J Brulle
7 Deconstructing climate science denial 62
John Cook
8 Responding to climate science denial 79
Emily Vraga and Sander van der Linden

THEME III THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
9 Introduction to the psychology of climate change communication 93
Kelly S Fielding
10 The role of psychological variables in developing effective climate
change message frames 95
Anna Klas and Edward JR Clarke
11 The role of social norms in communicating about climate change 106
Kelly S Fielding and Winnifred R Louis
12 Communication to change climate-related behaviour 116
Christian A Klöckner

THEME IV VISUALIZING CLIMATE CHANGE
13 Introduction to visualizing climate change 127
Mike S Schäfer
14 Stakeholders’ visual representations of climate change 131
Antal Wozniak
15 News media images of climate change: reviewing the research 143
Mike S Schäfer
16 Climate change visuals: a review of their effects on cognition, emotion
and behaviour 153
Julia Metag

THEME V CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING
17 Introduction to climate reporting 162
Elisabeth Eide and Risto Kunelius
18 Climate reporting: challenges and opportunities 164
Elisabeth Eide and Risto Kunelius
19 Reporting extreme weather events 183
James Painter and Susan Joy Hassol
20 Reporting from vulnerable countries in the Global South 196
Goretti L Nassanga and Mofizur Rhaman

THEME VI CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS
21 Introduction to climate change communication campaigns 212
Lucy M Richardson
22 Climate change audience segmentation: an international review 214
Benjamin H Detenber and Sonny Rosenthal
23 Designing theory-based interventions to change behaviour effectively 230
Sebastian Bamberg and Maxie Schulte
24 Practitioner engagement with communication and behavioural science research 242
Lucy M Richardson

THEME VII HEALTH COMMUNICATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE
25 Introduction to health communication of climate change 257
Anneliese Depoux
26 Communicating the public health implications of climate change 259
Melinda R Weathers, Marceleen M Mosher and
Edward Maibach
27 A few points that communication on climate change could learn from
the COVID-19 crisis 272
Anneliese Depoux and François Gemenne
28 Communicating the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation to
households and policy makers 279
Alina Herrmann, Dorothee Amelung, Helen Fischer and Rainer Sauerborn

THEME VIII CLIMATE JUSTICE COMMUNICATION
29 Introduction to climate justice communication 291
Anna Roosvall and Matthew Tegelberg
30 The importance of the matters, geographies, and mediations of justice 293
Anna Roosvall and Matthew Tegelberg
31 The unearthed and contagious logics of pluralist climate justice in the
Russian Arctic 305
Dmitry Yagodin

THEME IX CLIMATE CHANGE FICTION
32 Introduction to climate change fiction 317
Roman Bartosch
33 Beyond communication: climate change fiction 320
Axel Goodbody
34 Popularizing climate change: cli-fi film and narrative impact 330
Alexa Weik von Mossner
35 (In)attention to global drama: climate change plays 340
Julia Hoydis
36 Reading and teaching fictions of climate 349
Roman Bartosch

Index 353

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