The Difficult, the Dangerous and the Catastrophic: Managing the Spectrum of Climate Risks

Resource Author: Amy Luers

A new approach to framing climate risk that tries to break through the ‘distant abstract threat’ barrier.
Four suggestions for improving climate advocacy, drawn from an assessment of climate advocates, foundation representatives and academics: 1) Increase focus on medium and longer-term goals; 2) Start with people and not carbon; 3) Focus more on values and less on science; and 4) Evaluate what works and share what we learn.