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Environmental Conflict Communication
Environmental conflict communication

We live in a world relatively filled with human activity, to the extent that humans are capable of irreversibly altering ecological systems on a global scale (Costanza, d'Arge etal., 1997; Daly & Cobb, 1989). In addition, the temporal and spatial scales at which environmental changes occur are rarely synchronized with institutional structures and political cycles (Grant, Peterson, & Peterson, 2002; T. R. Peterson, Peterson, & Grant, 2004). This mismatch is not surprising, given the relatively short window of time and narrow confines of space experienced by the human organism, and the related fact that political and legal frameworks favor linear causal explanations rather than dynamic perspectives (Ehrlich, 2000). The lack of incentives to close these gaps is predictable, yet problematic ...

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