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Leaning into the Fire: Rethinking the Language of Climate Change

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Crisis & Risk Communication, Hurricane Sandy | 5 comments

Leaning into the Fire: Rethinking the Language of Climate Change

Yesterday I unintentionally lit a fire on Facebook. I ruminated about the need to identify and use new language for climate change. While I am no climate change expert by any stretch of the imagination, I’ve spent two decades steeped in disaster communications, risk reduction and community resilience. I had some thoughts to share, and my online community did as well. Lesson learned: open pandora’s virtual box in an informal forum and everyone gets a say—and a chance to learn something new. What triggered my early morning writing was an article on the Homeland Security News Wire. The...

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