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Creating a Climate for Change
Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change

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Susanne C. Moser, Lisa Dilling, Robert W. Kates, Ann Bostrom, Daniel Lashof, Anthony Leiserowitz, Sheldon Ungar, Sharon Dunwoody, Linda Giannelli Pratt, Sarah Rabkin, Julian Agyeman, Bob Doppelt, Kathy Lynn, Halida Hatic, Shannon McNeeley, Orville Huntington, Sally Bingham, Lucy Warner, Nancy Cole, Susan Watrous, Aaron M. McCright, Kathleen Regan, Caron Chess, Branden B. Johnson, John Tribbia, Laurie Michaelis, Tina Grotzer, Rebecca Lincoln, Mary Catherine Bateson, David Gershon, Keith James, April Smith, Vicki Arroyo, Benjamin Preston, John Atcheson, Barbara Farhar, Abby Young, Natasha Fraley, Abbey Tennis, Pierre duVair, Sam Sadler, Anthony Usibelli, Susan Anderson, David S. Meyer, Marilyn Averill, Dale Jamieson, Robert Harriss
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  • Date Published: December 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521049924

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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.

    • The first book to look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change
    • Brings together climate change, communication and social change in one unique volume
    • The contributors come from a diverse range of disciplines, backgrounds and experiences
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    "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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    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521049924
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Susanne C. Moser and Lisa Dilling
    Foreword Robert W. Kates
    List of contributors
    List of tables
    List of figures
    List of text boxes
    Introduction
    Part I. Communicating Climate Change:
    1. Weather or climate change? Ann Bostrom and Daniel Lashof
    2. Communicating the risks of global warming: American risk perceptions, affective images and interpretive communities Anthony Leiserowitz
    3. More bad news: the risk of neglecting emotional responses to climate change information Susanne C. Moser
    4. Public scares: changing the issue culture Sheldon Ungar
    5. The challenge of trying to make a difference using media messages Sharon Dunwoody
    6. Listening to the audience: San Diego hones its communication strategy by soliciting residents' views Linda Giannelli Pratt and Sarah Rabkin
    7. The climate-justice link: communicating with low-income and minority audiences Julian Agyeman, Bob Doppelt, Kathy Lynn and Halida Hatic
    8. Postcards from the (not so) frozen North: talking about climate change in Alaska Shannon McNeeley and Orville Huntington
    9. Climate change: a moral issue The Rev. Sally Bingham
    10. Einstein, Roosevelt, and the atomic bomb: lessons learned for scientists communicating climate change Lucy Warner
    11. Across the great divide: supporting scientists as effective messengers in the public sphere Nancy Cole with Susan Watrous
    12. Dealing with climate change contrarians Aaron M. McCright
    13. A role for dialogue in communication about climate change Kathleen Regan
    14. Information is not enough Caron Chess and Branden B. Johnson
    Part II. Facilitating Social Change:
    15. Stuck in the slow lane of behavior change? A not-so-superhuman perspective on getting out of our cars John Tribbia
    16. Consumption behavior and narratives about the good life Laurie Michaelis
    17. Educating for 'intelligent environmental action' in an age of global warming Tina Grotzer and Rebecca Lincoln
    18. Education for global responsibility Mary Catherine Bateson
    19. Changing the world one household at a time: Portland's 30-day program to lose 5,000 pounds Sarah Rabkin and David Gershon
    20. Changing organizational ethics and practices toward climate and environment Keith James, April Smith and Bob Doppelt
    21. Change in the marketplace: business leadership and communication Vicki Arroyo and Benjamin Preston
    22. The market as messenger: sending the right signals John Atcheson
    23. Making it easy: establishing energy efficiency and renewable energy as routine best practices Lisa Dilling and Barbara Farhar
    24. Forming networks, enabling leaders, financing action: the Cities for Climate Change ProtectionTM campaign Abby Young
    25. Ending the piecemeal approach: Santa Monica's comprehensive plan for sustainability Susan Watrous and Natasha Fraley
    26. States leading the way on climate change action: the view from the Northeast Abbey Tennis
    27. West Coast Governors' Global Warming Initiative: using regional partnerships to coordinate climate action Pierre duVair, Sam Sadler, Anthony Usibelli and Susan Anderson
    28. Building social movements David S. Meyer
    29. Climate litigation: shaping public policy and stimulating debate Marilyn Averill
    30. The moral and political challenges of climate change Dale Jamieson
    Part III. Creating a Climate for Change:
    31. An ongoing dialogue on climate change: The Boulder Manifesto Robert Harriss
    32. Toward the social tipping point: creating a climate change Susanne C. Moser and Lisa Dilling
    About the authors
    Index.

  • Editors

    Susanne C. Moser, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder
    Susanne Moser is a Research Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's (NCAR) Institute for the Study of Society and Environment, Boulder, Colorado. She is an Aldo Leopold Leadership Program fellow and an associate of the International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP) Core Project on Global Environmental Change and Human Security (GECHS).

    Lisa Dilling, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Lisa Dilling is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado at Boulder. She has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship by CIRES, a John A. Knauss National Sea Grant Fellowship, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

    Contributors

    Susanne C. Moser, Lisa Dilling, Robert W. Kates, Ann Bostrom, Daniel Lashof, Anthony Leiserowitz, Sheldon Ungar, Sharon Dunwoody, Linda Giannelli Pratt, Sarah Rabkin, Julian Agyeman, Bob Doppelt, Kathy Lynn, Halida Hatic, Shannon McNeeley, Orville Huntington, Sally Bingham, Lucy Warner, Nancy Cole, Susan Watrous, Aaron M. McCright, Kathleen Regan, Caron Chess, Branden B. Johnson, John Tribbia, Laurie Michaelis, Tina Grotzer, Rebecca Lincoln, Mary Catherine Bateson, David Gershon, Keith James, April Smith, Vicki Arroyo, Benjamin Preston, John Atcheson, Barbara Farhar, Abby Young, Natasha Fraley, Abbey Tennis, Pierre duVair, Sam Sadler, Anthony Usibelli, Susan Anderson, David S. Meyer, Marilyn Averill, Dale Jamieson, Robert Harriss

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