Risk Perception and Needs: Defining Extension’s Climate Change Adaptation Role

Mark Megalos, Extension Associate Professor at NC State University; Martha Monroe, Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Florida; and Claire Needham Bode, Public Policy Education Specialist at Michigan State University Extension

Business, Finance, and Economics, Conservation Education, Forest Management, and Policy and Administration

risk_1_12_15.pdf — PDF document, 472Kb

Many Extension professionals are unsure of the best approach to educate clients about climate adaptation. This fact sheet identifies differences in risk perception as a basis for addressing climate adaptation needs.  It is the third in an Extension series and builds upon concepts covered in “Challenges in Communicating Climate Change to Extension Audiences,” and “Strategies for Communicating Climate Change to Extension Audiences.”

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