Engaging Australians on Climate Change: The Role of Education and Communication in Social Change

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Title Engaging Australians on Climate Change: The Role of Education and Communication in Social Change
Author Gaillard, Estelle; Ferreira, Jo-Anne Louise
Book Title Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Frankfurt am Main
Publisher Peter Lang
Abstract Climate change is a matter of great interest and worldwide concern. The latest evidences from scientific studies and official documents produced by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) show that the challenges posed by climate change need to be taken seriously if they are ever to be tackled properly. It is widely acknowledged that information, communication and education on climate change are important tools in the search for solutions to the social, economic or political problems climate changes poses. But despite the fact that much has been written about climate change, most works to date tend to focus on specific issues (e.g. climate modeling, forecasts) as opposed to addressing the problem in an interdisciplinary way as it should be. This book tries to address this perceived gap by providing a wide range of perspectives on climate change, which goes over and above the traditional barriers seen among subjects. It is interdisciplinary in nature and comprehensive in scope. This book was prepared in the context of «Climate 2008» (www.klima2008.net), the world's first scientific conference on climate change held on the internet, and is one of the first outputs of the newly-created «International Climate Change Information Programme» (ICCIP). It provides a long-needed contribution to a better understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the subject matter of climate change and offers an overview of some of the on-going interdisciplinary projects and initiatives in this field taking place in different parts of the world.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Peter Lang. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. It is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Please refer to the publisher's website for further information
Chapter Number 21
Page from 425
Page to 447
ISBN 978-3-631-58153-7
Date Accessioned 2009-04-03
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28071
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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