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Creative (Climate) Communications for a Better World

May 04, 2022

Professor Max Boykoff

Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives have been stuck. In this webinar Professor Boykoff highlights dimensions of his recent book ‘Creative (Climate) Communications’ that integrate lessons from the social sciences and humanities to more effectively make connections through issues, people, and things that everyday citizens care about.

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