Communication of Risk
One of the reasons we disagree about climate change is that we receive multiple and conflicting messages about climate change and we interpret them in different ways. (Hulme 2009, 215)There are various ways that climate change narratives differ:
- The ways the issue is framed (p.226)
- the organization of ideas, definition of controversy and invoction of core values and assumptions
- The different audiences targeted
- different frames will resonate with different audiences depending on their values
- The language used
- "linguistic repertoire" (p. 230) such as distinctive vocabulary, stylistic features, certain metaphors, idioms or images
- The stories told
- who has caused this? who is responsible? who loses? what should be done about it? heroes and bad guys? winners and losers?
- The imagery used or invoked
- What are the pictures someone shows you? What feelings are they intended to illicit? What descriptions do they use to paint pictures in your head?
Below are different Tweets from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Using the five ways climate change narratives differ as explained in your text and outlined above, describe the way at least two of the three Tweets provide different narratives. If their are other Tweets by these people that you'd like to use please do so but be sure to link to your chosen Tweet in your response. Due Friday, October 20 at 11:59pm. (Tips for writing a blog post comment are here)
Climate change deniers and obstructionists should know—their cynical efforts will fail. https://t.co/FZnWncj65p pic.twitter.com/kg23FSjYMt— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 30, 2015
When climate change is already causing devastating harm, we don't have the moral right to turn our backs on efforts to preserve this planet.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 1, 2017
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014