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December 2006 - January 2007

New book explores how to communicate climate change

susie moser

Susi Moser.

Looking for some reading for the new year?

In February, a book by Susi Moser (SERE/ISSE) and Lisa Dilling (ISSE affiliate) will hit the shelves. Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change (Cambridge University Press) is a unique anthology of essays, case studies, and interdisciplinary approaches that presents fresh ideas for fostering discussion on climate change. Among its contributors are scientists, researchers, and communicators from academic, public, and nongovernmental sectors. UCAR/NCAR contributors include, in addition to Susi and Lisa, Lucy Warner (director, Communications), Bob Harriss (former ISSE director who is now president of Houston Advanced Research Center), and Shannon McNeeley (ISSE visiting scientist).

The book explores how communication efforts can be strengthened to help society better respond to the challenge of climate change. Drawing on diverse scholarship and practical experience, it takes stock of the opportunities and challenges of communicating climate change, offers suggestions for improvement, and debunks common myths. The authors conclude that effective communication plays an indispensable role in facilitating action on climate change in all sectors of society. The time has come, they stress, to change common communication approaches in order to translate society’s concern about global warming into behavior and policy changes on the ground.

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


In this issue...

2006 Outstanding Accomplishment Awards

Cosmic update: Scientists enthusiastic about preliminary results

Short Takes

Let it snow, let it snow....

New book explores how to communicate climate change

Delphi Question: Massage therapy, energy consumption, FL1 lawn

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