Climate Change, Media & Culture: Critical Issues in Global Environmental Communication

Juliet Pinto
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Robert E. Gutsche Jr.
Lancaster University, UK

Paola Prado
Roger Williams University, USA

Product Details
14 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
176 pages - 152 x 229mm
The acceleration of massive global climate change creates a nexus for the examination of power, political rhetoric, science communication, and sustainable development. This book provides an international view of twenty first century environmental communication, from journalism to artistic expression, to critically explore mediated expressions of climate change.  

Seeking to understand how government policies, environmental news reports, corporate messages, and social influences communicate the complexities of climate change to the public, this book examines the roles that journalism, entertainment, and strategic messaging play in mediating meanings of science, health, economy, and sustainable solutions. It considers the critical importance of the study of climate change communication, which is inherently interdisciplinary, as well as globally and locally impactful.  

With topics ranging from communicating resilience through environmental journalism and linguistics, the storytelling of climate change explanations in the news, the role of visual communication in capturing and addressing climate change, and the communication of the health impacts of climate change, this book will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students and scholars in environmental sciences, international relations and politics, media, journalism and mass communication.
Introduction. Critical Challenges in Communicating Climate Change; Juliet G. Pinto, Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., and Paola Prado 
Chapter 1. "Why is it here, of all places?": Debris cleanup, black space, and narratives of marginalized geographies in post-Irma Miami-Dade; Moses Shumow 
Chapter 2. Comparing theoretical explanations for the empirical effects of presenting climate change as a health issue on social media; Jessica Myrick 
Chapter 3. Goodbye, Miami? Reporting Climate Change as a Local Story; Susan Jacobson, Juliet Pinto, Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., and Allan Wilson  
Chapter 4. Who Matters in Climate Change Discourse in Alberta; Shelley Boulianne and Stephanie Belland 
Chapter 5. Broaching agenda for climate change in Africa: A perspective on media engagement with climatic issues in Ghana; Modestus Fosu, Timothy Quashigah, and Paulina Kuranchie 
Chapter 6. Raising Awareness on Environmental Protection Issues through Cartooning: A Semiotic Analysis of Eco-Cartoons Published in the Nigerian Media; Floribert Patrick C. Endong 
Chapter 7. Communicating about Climate Change through Art and Science; Ronald E. Rice, Stacy Rebich Hespanha, and Huiru (Jennifer) Zhu
Juliet Pinto, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor with The Pennsylvania State University's College of Communications. Her research interests include news production of environmental issues. 
Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University UK. His research focuses on issues of journalism, power, geography, and storytelling. 
Paola Prado, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Journalism and Digital Media at Roger Williams University. Her research focuses on environmental risk news reporting and ICTs for development and social change in Latin America.

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