ecoAmerica’s Meighen Speiser and Nicole Hill, MPH, were recently published in Elsevier’s Journal of Climate Change and Health. Their article, Training Health Professionals on Climate Change Communication and Advocacy Through Applied Social Science was accepted as part of the Special Issue, Pathways to Climate Health: Communication.
This journal article explores the Climate for Health Ambassador Training as a tool for engaging health professionals in climate change communication. The full piece is available open access on ScienceDirect.
“One of the most important actions individuals can take in addressing climate change is talking about it [12,13]. 45% of Americans report feeling “very concerned” about climate change, but only 14% think that others around them are “very concerned” . This gap in real versus perceived concern can be referred to as “pluralistic ignorance”, the phenomenon in which an individual’s beliefs about their social group’s consensus differs from what the group actually believes, and may be contributing to silence on the issue [15,16].”
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