Explores in depth what climate change actually means to people. It is the first to bring members of a wide range of different disciplines in the social sciences together in discussion and to introduce a psychoanalytic perspective.
Author: Sally Weintrobe
How can we help and support people to face climate change? Engaging with Climate Change is one of the first books to explore in depth what climate change actually means to people. It brings members of a wide range of different disciplines in the social sciences together in discussion and to introduce a psychoanalytic perspective. The important insights that result have real implications for policy, particularly with regard to how to relate to people when discussing the issue. Topics covered include: what lies beneath the current widespread denial of climate change how do we manage our feelings about climate change our great difficulty in acknowledging our true dependence on nature our conflicting identifications the effects of living within cultures that have perverse aspects the need to mourn before we can engage in a positive way with the new conditions we find ourselves in. Through understanding these issues and adopting policies that recognise their implications humanity can hope to develop a response to climate change of the nature and scale necessary. Aimed at the general reader as well as psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and climate scientists, this book will deepen our understanding of the human response to climate change.
This book answers the urgent call for effective engagement methods to foster sustainable lifestyles, community action, and social change.
Author: Lorraine Whitmarsh
Despite increasing public awareness of climate change, our behaviours relating to consumption and energy use remain largely unchanged. This book answers the urgent call for effective engagement methods to foster sustainable lifestyles, community action, and social change. Written by practitioners and academics, the chapters combine theoretical perspectives with case studies and practical guidance, examining what works and what doesn't, and providing transferable lessons for future engagement approaches. Showcasing innovative thought and approaches from around the world, this book is essential reading for anyone working to foster real and lasting behavioural and social change.
There are opportunities for forest owners and ranchers to participate in emerging carbon markets and contribute to climate change mitigation through carbon-oriented forest and range mgmt. activities.
Author: David D. Diaz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
There are opportunities for forest owners and ranchers to participate in emerging carbon markets and contribute to climate change mitigation through carbon-oriented forest and range mgmt. activities. These activities often promote sustainable forestry and ranching and broader conservation goals while providing a new income stream for landowners. The authors describe current carbon market opportunities for landowners, discuss common steps they must undergo to take advantage of these opportunities, and address related questions. Also provides a synthesis of the existing scientific literature on how different forest and range mgmt. practices are thought to contribute to carbon sequestration, including current debates on this topic.
We provide a thorough review of international studies in this area, drawing on survey data and qualitative research. The review is organized into two main sections.
Abstract Despite several decades of research on more effectively communicating climate change to the general public, there is only a limited amount of knowledge about how young people engage with an issue that will shape and define their generation. We provide a thorough review of international studies in this area, drawing on survey data and qualitative research. The review is organized into two main sections. The first briefly situates young people's engagement with climate change relative to other concerns and examines levels of awareness, concern and 'scepticism' among this age group. The second focuses on four key determinants of effective climate change communication and assess whether young people differ in any appreciable way from research findings relating to the general population. The four factors are the role of values and worldviews in determining climate change views; the efficacy of 'information‐based' interventions; the 'psychological distance' of climate change and message framing; and the role of trusted messengers. In the concluding section we discuss the implications for engaging young people more effectively and explore possibilities for future research. WIREs Clim Change 2015, 6:523–534. doi: 10.1002/wcc.353 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website.
Identifies and presents a wide ranging discussion on the major threats posed by climate change to world heritage and archaeology and demonstrates with case studies the proactive role that archaeologists and heritage professionals can take ...
Author: Tom Dawson
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Identifies and presents a wide ranging discussion on the major threats posed by climate change to world heritage and archaeology and demonstrates with case studies the proactive role that archaeologists and heritage professionals can take to engage the public in rasing the awareness of envrionemtal issues and in assisting with the protection, presw
Wealthy countries have the resources and opportunity to engage in such harms
on a mass scale. Conversely, according to Agnew (2013) there is a
corresponding lack of (enough) resources to undertake responsible use of
natural resources ...
Author: Rob White
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Leading green criminologist Rob White asks what can be learned from the problem-solving focus of crime prevention to help face the challenges of climate change in this call to arms for criminology and criminologists. Industries such as energy, food and tourism and the systematic destruction of the environment through global capitalism are scrutinized for their contribution to global warming. Ideas of 'state-corporate crime' and 'ecocide' are introduced and explored in this concise overview of criminological writings on climate change. This sound and robust application of theoretical concepts to this 'new' area also includes commentary on topical issues such as the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement. Part of the New Horizons in Criminology series, which draws on the inter-disciplinary nature of criminology and incorporates emerging perspectives like social harm, gender and sexuality, and green criminology.
We can bettertackle climate change, this book shows us, if we understand it.
Author: Joseph F. DiMento
Publisher: MIT Press
Explains how the earth's climate system works, and how global climate change can impact individual nations. Also explains the science of why these changes are occurring, including discussion of greenhouse gases and aerosols and their effect on melting glaciers.
Introduction Only a few days before the completion of this term paper the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a special report.
This document with the title “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and
Disasters to ...
Author: Ronja Maus
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Environmental Policy, grade: 1,7, University of Bamberg, language: English, abstract: One single state is not able to solve the global climate problems. Instead, only an international cooperation comprising as many states as possible can contribute to a protection of a collective good such as a stable climate. This term paper examines the international climate change regime. Keohane & Victor identify this institution as a “regime complex”, which compromises several institutional elements and initiatives such as, for instance, the UN Legal Regime, bilateral initiatives, clubs, experts assessments etc. (Keohane /Victor 2011: 10). In my term paper I will focus on the element of the efforts undertaken by the United Nations. Although nearly universal in membership and probably the most famous, its success is so far rather limited, Keohane & Victor even describing it as “ultimately symbolic” (Keohane / Victor 2011: 10). The reason for its ineffectiveness is that many states still refuse to engage and agree upon binding commitments. The biggest group of these defectors are the developing countries, who will be placed in special focus in this paper. My key question will be: How should the regime be designed to engage states into the endeavour of climate protection? For soundly answering this question, in a first my selected section of the climate change regime complex – the UN Legal Regime – will be presented. After that the theoretical background will be introduced; the Rationalist Cooperation Theory. Further two game-theoretical models are applied for examining issues of an international cooperation in the field of climate protection. Obstacles and reasons why some states refuse to cooperate can thus be explained. On the basis of the insights from this, this paper focuses on how the regime should be designed to guarantee an implementation of the goals of the climate change regime as well as the compliance of the treaty. How can reluctant states, especially developing countries, be engaged in an international climate change regime?
This book focuses on the economics of climate change. But it also focuses on
areas where economists have been found engaging the climate change research
agenda – economists are contributing to research in a variety of climate-related ...
Author: G. Cornelis van Kooten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume enables readers to understand the complexity associated with climate change policy and the science behind it. For example, the author describes the criticism and defense of the widely known “hockey stick” temperature graph derived from combining instrumental data and proxy temperature indications using tree ring, ice core and other paleoclimatic data. Readers will also learn that global warming cannot easily be avoided by reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions in rich countries. Not only is emissions reduction extremely difficult in rich countries, but demands such as the UN mandate to improve the lives of the poorest global citizens cannot be satisfied without significantly increasing global energy use, and CO2 emissions. Therefore, the author asserts that climate engineering and adaptation are preferable to mitigation, particularly since the science is less than adequate for making firm statements about the Earth’s future climate. Readers will also learn that global warming cannot easily be avoided by reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions in rich countries. Not only is emissions reduction extremely difficult in rich countries, but demands such as the UN mandate to improve the lives of the poorest global citizens cannot be satisfied without significantly increasing global energy use, and CO2 emissions. Therefore, the author asserts that climate engineering and adaptation are preferable to mitigation, particularly since the science is less than adequate for making firm statements about the Earth’s future climate.
However, using satire risks confining representations to the humorous realm and requires communicators to consider the humor preferences of different publics. The article proposes recommendations for using satire in science communications.
Satire has long offered social and political commentary while entertaining audiences. Focusing on a Canadian stage play and its local reception, this article considers some of the key benefits and challenges of using satire to promote public engagement with climate change science. It demonstrates that satire can promote active and positive engagement with climate change debates. However, using satire risks confining representations to the humorous realm and requires communicators to consider the humor preferences of different publics. The article proposes recommendations for using satire in science communications.
... Environment examines the intersection of climate skepticism and Christianity
and proposes strategies for engaging climate skeptics in productive
conversations. Despite the scientifically established threats of climate change,
there remains a ...
Author: Emma Frances Bloomfield
Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics examines the intersection of climate skepticism and Christianity and proposes strategies for engaging climate skeptics in productive conversations. Despite the scientifically established threats of climate change, there remains a segment of the American population that is skeptical of the scientific consensus on climate change and the urgent need for action. One of the most important stakeholders and conversants in environmental conversations is the religious community. While existing studies have discussed environmentalism as a factor within the religious community, this book positions religion as an important factor in environmentalism and focuses on how identities play a role in environmental conversation. Rather than thinking of religious skeptics as a single unified group, Emma Frances Bloomfield argues that it is essential to recognize there are different types of skeptics so that we can better tailor our communication strategies to engage with them on issues of the environment and climate change. To do so, this work breaks skeptics down into three main types: "separators," "bargainers," and "harmonizers." The book questions monolithic understandings of climate skepticism and considers how competing narratives such as religion, economics, and politics play a large role in climate communication. Considering recent political moves to remove climate change from official records and withdraw from international environmental agreements, it is imperative now more than ever to offer practical solutions to academics, practitioners, and the public to change the conversation. To address these concerns, this book provides both a theoretical examination of the rhetoric of religious climate skeptics and concrete strategies for engaging the religious community in conversations about the environment. This book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of climate change science, environmental communication, environmental policy, and religion.
Another recommendation urges the strengthening of citizen - science initiatives
specifically on climate change , so that ... citizen - science is an intriguing and so
far under - exploited avenue for engaging Americans on the climate change
Author: Daniel Rhame Abbasi
Publisher: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Part I of this report is a synthesis that highlights eight selected themes, each of which relates to diagnoses, recommendations, and important lines of debate or inquiry. Part II describes the diagnoses and 39 recommendations from the eight working groups.
How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy,
and Bridge the Political Divide in America ... Thoughtful , well - researched , and
thoroughly engaging , Climate Courage offers a real - world road map of hope
Author: Andreas Karelas
A hopeful approach to climate change that offers us practical tools to band together across the political spectrum and create the green energy-powered sustainable world that's in our grasp There's a new way of approaching climate change that no one is talking about. It's empowering citizens, uplifting communities, and it's changing the fate of our planet. Moreover, it's helping us live happier, healthier, more fulfilled lives. Most importantly, it's working. The new approach to climate change recognizes that people, not politics, are the agents of change that can create a sustainable world. And that in order to engage people in climate solutions, we need a new way of framing the problem. The problem is not that climate change is an insurmountable challenge--it's that it can seem like it is. Instead of focusing on governmental gridlock and apocalyptic visions, Climate Courage emphasizes the rate of job creation in the green economy, introduces the reader to the growing number of conservatives and people of faith already engaged in climate solutions, and tells the stories of the many communities that have come together to brainstorm clean energy solutions and put them into place. And in coming together to solve the climate crisis, we just may rediscover community, gratitude, and service--values which help us live more fulfilling, less consumption-oriented lives. This book brings a hopeful message that we don't often hear about--we're actually already on our way to solving the climate crisis and with more people involved in both big and small ways we will have a chance at preserving our environment.
Learning to Engage : Experiences with Civic Engagement in Citizens Miriam
Wyman ABSTRACT Canadians love to talk about the weather and we think there
is nothing we can do about it . Addressing environmental problems effectively is ...
Author: Daniel James Scott
Proceedings of a conference that provided a foundation to begin addressing matters related to communicating the climate change issue in order to raise awareness, confer understanding, and motivate action. Presentations are organized under the following themes: climate change perceptions among scientists & decision makers; influences on public understanding of climate change; organizational roles in communicating about climate change; national & regional communication strategies; climate change perceptions among the public; assessment of media representations of climate change; promotion of community action; stakeholder framing of climate change; communication and the science/policy interface; lessons for civic engagement from other participatory processes; social marketing strategies; community-based communication strategies; climate change education through science fiction; climate change curriculum development; values and responsibility; scenarios as communication tools; engaging youth & educators; linking climate change knowledge & action; stakeholder engagement in the agricultural sector; motivating change; developing an international climate change communication network; communication of natural variability & extremes; the role of libraries & the Internet; and climate change from an Inuit perspective. The final section includes summaries of conference workshops, public forums, and poster papers.
This guide to using visual media in communicating climate change vividly brings to life both the science and the practical solutions for climate change, such as local renewable energy and flood protection.
Author: Stephen R.J. Sheppard
Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future landscapes, community mapping, and iconic photographs, this book demonstrates new ways to make carbon and climate change visible where we care the most, in our own backyards and local communities. Extensive color imagery explains how climate change works where we live, and reveals how we often conceal, misinterpret, or overlook the evidence of climate change impacts and our carbon usage that causes them. This guide to using visual media in communicating climate change vividly brings to life both the science and the practical solutions for climate change, such as local renewable energy and flood protection. It introduces powerful new visual tools (from outdoor signs to video-games) for communities, action groups, planners, and other experts to use in engaging the public, building awareness and accelerating action on the world’s greatest crisis.
High Commissioner Archibald thanked Dr Hendricks , Dr Cilliers and the
participants for organising and attending what she believed would be an
engaging and useful discussion on climate change . She noted that the High
Commission had ...
Consists of papers presented at a workshop held 27-28 February 2008 in Pretoria, South Africa with the aim of studying the environmental impact of climate change as well as conflicts in Africa and the implication of climate change on human security.
Climate change CSOs are important actors at the forefront of the environmental
movement , particularly around the issue of climate change . Especially at the UN
Conference on Environment and Development ( the Earth Summit ) in Rio de ...
Author: G. Shabbir Cheema
Publisher: United Nations University Press
This book looks at the changing roles of civil society in global and national governance. It identifies factors that influence the effectiveness of civil society in promoting democratic governance.