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Celebrities and Climate Change  

Julie Doyle, Nathan Farrell, and Michael K. Goodman

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Sep 2017
Since the mid-2000s, entertainment celebrities have played increasingly prominent roles in the cultural politics of climate change, ranging from high-profile speeches at UN climate ... More

Climate Change Conspiracy Theories  

Joseph E. Uscinski, Karen Douglas, and Stephan Lewandowsky

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Sep 2017
An overwhelming percentage of climate scientists agree that human activity is causing the global climate to change in ways that will have deleterious consequences both for the environment ... More

Communicating About Climate Change with Journalists and Media Producers  

John Wihbey and Bud Ward

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Dec 2016
The relationship between scientific experts and news media producers around issues of climate change has been a complicated and often contentious one, as the slow-moving and complex story ... More

Communicating about Climate Change with Policymakers  

Ishani Mukherjee and Michael Howlett

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Nov 2016
Policy communication and the resulting influence that information has on policy decision-makers is an especially pertinent topic when it comes to problems of climate change. Notorious for ... More

Countering Climate Science Denial and Communicating Scientific Consensus  

John Cook

Scientific agreement on climate change has strengthened over the past few decades, with around 97% of publishing climate scientists agreeing that human activity is causing global warming. ... More

Documentary and Edutainment Portrayals of Climate Change and Their Societal Impacts  

Kathryn E. Cooper and Erik C. Nisbet

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Sep 2017
As climate change becomes an increasingly serious problem, mass media are tasked with educating the public. Documentary films and television shows (also called “edutainment”) have been ... More

Effects of Rapid Climate Change on Violence and Conflict  

Courtney Plante, Johnie J. Allen, and Craig A. Anderson

Given the dire nature of many researchers’ predictions about the effects of global climate change (e.g., rising sea levels, droughts, more extreme weather), it comes as little surprise ... More

Effects of Social Media Use on Climate Change Opinion, Knowledge, and Behavior  

Ashley A. Anderson

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Mar 2017
Early research on the relationship between social media use and its relationship to climate change opinion, knowledge, and behavior suggests several positive impacts. Social media ... More

Fear Appeals in Climate Change Communication  

Joseph P. Reser and Graham L. Bradley

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Sep 2017
There is a strong view among climate change researchers and communicators that the persuasive tactic of arousing fear in order to promote precautionary motivation and behavior is neither ... More

Framing of Climate Change in United States Science Education  

K.C. Busch

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May 2017
Although future generations—starting with today’s youth—will bear the brunt of negative effects related to climate change, some research suggests that they have little concern about ... More

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