Communicating Climate-Change and Natural Hazard Risk and Cultivating Resilience

Case Studies for a Multi-disciplinary Approach

  • Jeanette L. Drake
  • Yekaterina Y. Kontar
  • John C. Eichelberger
  • T. Scott Rupp
  • Karen M. Taylor

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Lindsay E. Kuntzman, Jeanette L. Drake
    Pages 1-24
  3. Facing Crisis: The Role of Communication in Fostering Resilience or Fomenting Resistance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Peter H. Jacobs, Ari Jokimäki, Ken Rice, Sarah A. Green, Bärbel Winkler
      Pages 37-54
    3. Julia Schmale, Erika von Schneidemesser, Ilan Chabay, Achim Maas, Mark G. Lawrence
      Pages 65-76
  4. Before Disaster: New Methods to Predict, Prepare, and Prevent the Worst

  5. Mitigating Circumstances: Communicating Through Change, Uncertainty, and Disaster

  6. Learning Forward: Communicating Climate Change Among Diverse Audiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Barbara Haya, Aaron Strong, Emily Grubert, Danny Cullenward
      Pages 241-254
    3. A. Ester Sztein
      Pages 279-294
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-311

About this book


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.


Environmental change and risk communication Geoscience and communicating risk Natural disasters and communicating risk Resilience and environmental change Risk communication and climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeanette L. Drake
    • 1
  • Yekaterina Y. Kontar
    • 2
  • John C. Eichelberger
    • 3
  • T. Scott Rupp
    • 4
  • Karen M. Taylor
    • 5
  1. 1.College of BusinessUniversity of Michigan-DearbornDearbornUSA
  2. 2.International Arctic Research CenterUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  3. 3.University of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  4. 4.International Arctic Research CenterUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA
  5. 5.Department of CommunicationUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanksUSA

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