1st Edition

Climate Change Communication and the Internet

Edited By Nelya Koteyko, Brigitte Nerlich, Iina Hellsten Copyright 2017
    140 Pages
    by Routledge

    138 Pages
    by Routledge

    The volume provides a timely, state of the art collection of studies examining climate change communication in the era of digital media. The chapters focus on a broad range of topics covering various aspects of both practice and research in climate change communication, ranging from the use of online platforms, to blogs, and social networking sites. Climate change communication has increasingly moved into Internet-based forums, and this volume provides a comprehensive overview of research into Internet and climate change communication. The studies share valuable methodological insights in this relatively new field of research and shed light on the opportunities and challenges underlying the collection and analysis of online climate change-related data. This book was previously published as a special issue of Environmental Communication.

    1. Why Are People Skeptical about Climate Change? Some Insights from Blog Comments
    Paul Matthews

    2. Structure and Content of the Discourse on Climate Change in the Blogosphere: The Big Picture
    Dag Elgesem, Lubos Steskal & Nicholas Diakopoulos

    3. Meeting the Climate Change Challenge (MC3): The Role of the Internet in Climate Change Research Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilization
    Robert Newell & Ann Dale

    4. Examining User Comments for Deliberative Democracy: A Corpus-driven Analysis of the Climate Change Debate Online
    Luke Collins & Brigitte Nerlich

    5. Exploring the Use of Online Platforms for Climate Change Policy and Public Engagement by NGOs in Latin America
    Bruno Takahashi, Guy Edwards, J. Timmons Roberts & Ran Duan

    6. Mobilizing Facebook Users against Facebook’s Energy Policy: The Case of Greenpeace Unfriend Coal Campaign
    Merav Katz-Kimchi & Idit Manosevitch


    Nelya Koteyko is a Reader in Applied Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London. She is interested in the print and digital media representations of science and medicine, and has published widely on the linguistic and sociological approaches to analysing online data.

    Brigitte Nerlich is Professor [Emerita, from October 2016] of Science, Language and Society at the University of Nottingham. She is interested in science communication, heath communication and climate change communication. She has published widely on issues related to science, language and culture.

    Iina Hellsten is Associate Professor in Corporate Communication at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Her research focuses on the dynamics of communication networks, in particular in social media settings.