Thursday, February 16, 2012

Featured Books Week: Who Speaks for the Climate?

Title: Who Speaks for the Climate? Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change
Author: Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2011

We rely on the media for much of our information, but the media is affected by a number of factors, whether they be political, economic, cultural, or social. In Who Speaks for the Climate?, Boykoff aims to make sense of media reporting and how it affects our information and response to climate change.

Much of Boykoff's material for the book comes from interviews with journalists and those in the media industry, as well as climate change scientists and academics.  Boykoff makes his case accessible to readers of all disciplines, discussing the relationship and disconnect between these two groups and their public audiences, ultimately advocating for more informed public perceptions and environmental decision-making.

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