This book pulls together a number of academic studies on what works and doesn’t for getting the public to care about and act on climate change. While each chapter was written by a different author, the style was consistent (although unfortunately for my tastes, consistently academic). The table on page 7 gives a nice run-down of the authors, topics, and disciplines represented.

Topics range from changing habits, new forms of democracy, the usefulness of mindfulness to combat consumption, eco-teams, low-carbon communities, and media. What I really want now is the article pulling together the lessons learned. This book is UK centric but the lessons are widely applicable.


Whitmarsh, L., ONeill, S., & Lorenzoni, I. (2015). Engaging the public with climate change: behaviour change and communication. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138866904