Communication, Media & Politics in the Anthropocene

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Posts tagged "Climate change communication"

We Are All Climate-Change Idiots: New York Times’ “Week in Review” Spotlights Work of the Climate Shift Project

On Sunday, in an article titled “We Are All Climate-Change Idiots,” New York Times “Week in Review” contributor Beth Gardiner discussed the research of social scientists studying public judgments, decisions, and communication about climate change.  Among research noted, was work that I have done in collaboration with Ed Maibach, Tony Leiserowitz, and others on communicating...

Communicating the Moral Dimensions of Climate Change

-Guest post by Ezra Markowitz, doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon. The moral judgment system—the set of cognitive, emotional, social and motivational mechanisms responsible for producing our perceptions of right and wrong—has been receiving a lot of attention recently, only some of it good. A slew of best-selling books, dozens of exciting new research...

Reading List for Course on Science and Environmental Communication

UPDATE: SEE THE LATEST VERSION OF THIS COURSE AND READING LIST FROM SPRING 2014 This semester, students from a diversity of majors at American University are participating in an advanced seminar I am teaching on science and environmental communication. For the first part of the semester, we are covering core issues and themes.  In the process,...

Increased Consumer Confidence Signals Good News for Climate Change Perceptions

Cross-posted from Big Think. As I wrote last week — with unemployment dropping below 9% for the first time since the start of 2009 — public belief and concern over climate change may be headed for an upward swing. The performance of the economy is likely the central consideration that should inform climate change communication...