Tagged: science communication

The Seven Dimensions of Climate Change: Introducing a new way to think, talk, and act

In this discussion document, produced to provoke feedback ahead of a final report later this year, we argue that climate change is best understood as a challenge with seven dimensions: In Science we need a new social contract between scientists and society; moving away from a hands off view of just giving the facts towards deeper engagement with communication and policy. With Behaviour we need to...

Climate Extremes Communications Guidebook

The purpose of this communications guidebook is to help local governments communicate about weather and climate extremes in the context of climate change. This guidebook will help mainstream climate preparedness into local government planning processes, and/ or build support for any existing climate preparedness efforts that have been already undertaken by local governments.

The Debunking Handbook

The Debunking Handbook, a guide to debunking misinformation, is now freely available to download. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, there’s no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of myths. The Debunking Handbook boils the research down into a short, simple summary, intended as...

The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

Research shows that most Americans do not feel a personal connection to climate change. They are aware of it, they may even rank it as a concern, but according to a 2008 Pew Research Center for People and the Press, they do not perceive it as a near-term priority on par with, say, the economic downturn or the need to...