Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives have been stuck for some time. This handbook integrates lessons from the social sciences and humanities to more effectively make connections through issues, people, and things that everyday citizens care about. Readers will come away with an enhanced understanding that there is no 'silver bullet' to communications about climate change; instead, a 'silver buckshot' approach is needed, where strategies effectively reach different audiences in different context.
- Includes strategies that help people have productive conversations about climate change that involve listening and adapting rather than just trying to win an argument
- Bridges sectors and audiences, bringing together important material for undergraduate and graduate courses
- Shows the importance of being creative in communications about climate change in the twenty-first century - many businesses, institutions, and collectives can benefit from this, not just students and academics
Max Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He also is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies program and is Adjunct faculty in the Geography Department. In addition, Max is a Senior Visiting Research Associate in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford.