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Public Health Reviews

, 38:7

Climate Change and Health


The translation of science from research to real-world change is a central goal of public health. Communication has an essential role to play in provoking a response to climate change. It must first raise awareness, make people feel involved and ultimately motivate them to take action. The goal of this research is to understand how the information related to this issue is being addressed and disseminated to different audiences—public citizens, politicians and key climate change stakeholders. Initial results show that the scientific voice struggles to globally highlight this issue to a general audience and that messages that address the topic do not meet the challenges, going from a dramatic framing to a basic adaptation framing. Communication experts can help inform scientists and policy makers on how to best share information about climate change in an engaging and motivating way. This study gives an insight about the key role of the media and communications in addressing themes relating to climate change and transmitting information to the public in order to take action.

KeywordsPublic health Climate change Communications Media Information sharing Social media AbbreviationIPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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Autor: Anneliese Depoux - Mathieu Hémono - Sophie Puig-Malet - Romain Pédron - Antoine Flahault


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