This edited volume emphasizes risk and crisis communication principles and practices within the up-to the minute context of new technologies, a new focus on resiliency, and global environmental change. It includes contributions from experts from around the globe whose research, advocacy, teaching, work, or service in the natural or social sciences deals with risk communication and/or management surrounding natural and technological disasters, with a particular focus on climate change-related phenomena. Resilience and good communication are intimately linked and with climate change precipitating more numerous and onerous weather-related catastrophes, a conversation on resilience is timely and necessary. The goal is robust communities that are able to withstand the shock of disaster. Communicating well under ordinary circumstances is challenging; communicating during a crisis is extraordinarily difficult.
This book is dedicated to all those who have directly or indirectly suffered the effects of climate change end extreme events with the hope that the advance of knowledge, implementation of sound science and appropriate policies and use of effective communication will help in reducing their vulnerability while also improving resilience in the face of often devastating natural and technological disasters.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Series:||Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research , #45|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsThe Role of Communication in Fostering Resilient Communities.- Reframing the Climate Change Conversation with a New Focus on Resilience by Jeanette Drake (University of Findlay) Using Scenarios in Risk Assessment and Climate Change Communication by Scott T. Rupp (Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning).- Come In, the Water’s Not Fine: Engaging the Public in Water Science and Policy by Jennifer Arrigo (CUHSI, NSF).- Before the Disaster: Prediction, Preparation, and Crisis Communication.- Modelling Climate-Sensitive Disease Risk to Inform Public Health Decision Making by Rachel Lowe (The Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences).- Shallow Landslide Hazard Mapping for Davao Oriental, Philippines Using a Deterministic GIS Model by Ian Alejandrino (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, Dept. of Science and Technology).- A Probabilistic Approach to Risk Mapping for Mt. Etna by Vena Pearl Bonglan (Dept. of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman).- The Value of Earth Observations: Methods and Findings on the Value of Landsat Imagery by Holly Miller (U.S. Geological Survey).- Mitigating Circumstances: Living Through Change, Uncertainty, and Disaster.- Taking a Stand: A Case Study of Scientists Participating in Policy Development of Carbon Offsets by Danny Cullenward (University of California Berkeley).- An Open Systems.- Approach to Communicating and Implementing Air Pollution Policy by Julia Schmale (IASS, Potsdam).- Good Neighbors: A Case Study of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industry by Alexandra Masaitis (University of Nevada, Reno).- After the Disaster: Response and Recovery Communication.- Looking Back and Learning Forward: Best and Worst Practices Exposed.- Contaminating Environmental Communication: Misinformation.- Techniques Used to Muddle Issues of Science and Regulation by Carrol Linnit (DeSmog, Canada).- Communicating Global Change and Natural Hazards to the Educational Community by Minda Berbeco (National Center for Science Education).- Communicating Uncertainty in Museum Environments by Simon Schneider (Geotechnologien).