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Identify and discuss the Concepts, Skills and Methods deployed in: Whitmarsh L (2009) Whats in a global name? Commonalities and differences in public understanding of climate change and global warming, Public Understanding of Science, 18

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  • Submitted: 16/11/2011
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4SSG1011

Geographical Concepts Skills and Methods I: The London Environment

Geography Tutorial Group G1

Submission Date: 31st October 2011

Assignment 1: Identify and discuss the Concepts, Skills and Methods deployed in: Whitmarsh L (2009) "What's in a global name? Commonalities and differences in public understanding of "climate change" and "global warming", Public Understanding of Science, 18: 401-420

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Introduction

In this essay I am going to critically review the concepts, skills and methods deployed in: Whitmarsh L (2009) What's in a name? Commonalities and differences in public understanding of "climate change" and "global warming". Whitmarsh (2009) investigates the relationship between public understanding and terminology of "climate change" and "global warming", a relationship with differences and similarities, which the author considers to "have important implications for both researchers and communicators" (Whitmarsh, 2009).

Discussion

Whitmarsh (2009) recognizes "that climate change is a serious threat to human well-being and environmental integrity" (Whitmarsh, 2009), and this is the main reason for conducting her research. Climate change has in recent times been the subject of increased international attention, and public understanding of the issue has been of interest to

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