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By Gretchen Goldman Ph.D., Francesca Grifo Ph.D., Paul Rogerson MS (auth.), Jeanette L. Drake, Yekaterina Y. Kontar, Gwynne S. Rife (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3319018205

ISBN-13: 9783319018201

ISBN-10: 3319018213

ISBN-13: 9783319018218

Perhaps simply as puzzling because the largest concerns on the center of Earth technological know-how is the character of speaking approximately nature itself. New tendencies in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement: the character of Communication examines the procedures of conversation important in bridging the chasm among weather swap and common possibility wisdom and public opinion and coverage. At this junction of technological know-how and society, 17 chapters take a proactive and prescriptive method of speaking with the general public, the media, and coverage makers concerning the significance of Earth technological know-how in daily life.

Book chapters come from a few forty authors who're geophysical scientists, social scientists, educators, students, and execs within the box. Bringing varied views, those authors hail from universities, and examine institutes, executive organisations, non-profit institutions, and firms. They symbolize a number of disciplines, together with geosciences, schooling, weather technology schooling, environmental communique, and public coverage. they arrive from around the usa and all over the world. prepared into 5 sections, the ebook appears at geosciences conversation in phrases of:

1) Education
2) probability management
3) Public discourse
4) enticing the public
5) New media

From case reviews and top practices to box paintings and recommendations, specialists convey pragmatic strategies and delve into major theories, together with diffusion, argumentation, and constructivism, to call a number of.

Intended for environmental pros, researchers, and educators within the geophysical and social sciences, the ebook emphasizes communique rules and practices inside of an up to the moment context of recent environmental concerns, new applied sciences, and a brand new specialise in resiliency.

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Companies were selected on the basis of their engagement in one of the following policy proposals. 1. They commented publicly on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act (“EPA Endangerment Finding”) (EPA 2009). 2. They contributed to either the pro- or anti-Proposition 23 campaigns during the 2010 California election. ” (California Secretary of State 2010) Both forums influenced public climate discussions on the national stage in 2009 and 2010.

Fig. 2 Summary of corporate statements and actions on climate science and policy, which quantifies the statements and actions taken by companies across multiple venues, allows us to categorize company behavior on climate science and science-based policy. FirstEnergy Corporation and Xcel Energy Inc. are not included in this figure because their corporate actions on climate change were of insufficient number for categorization 1 Assessing Corporate Influence on Climate Change Dialogue 13 Fig. 2 (continued) both fossil fuels and renewables.

The scope of this research has been limited by a lack of transparency in corporate political activities. This lack of transparency enables companies to be contradictory in their statements and actions on climate change by inhibiting their accountability. Publicly owned companies are not legally required to disclose many details regarding their financial and political activities, and private companies are obligated to disclose much less. As a result, this research likely represents an incomplete picture of the overall influence these companies have on the nation’s climate science and policy discourse.

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