ABSTRACT

The global policy and scientific climate change communities are increasingly united in bringing the most urgent messages to the world. If the planet is to survive, drastic measures are needed to turn the tide of climate change (NEF and BCAS 2002; Simms et al. 2004). Despite the urgency of the matter, it is no easy task to align international governments and forge necessary measures on a global level. This chapter focuses on addressing the question of what happens to the message of urgency as it gets further removed from international meeting grounds.