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O’Neill, S. (in review) Engaging people with climate change imagery. The Oxford Encylopedia of Climate Change Communication (see details at: OUP Encyclopedia project)

Schäfer, M. and O’Neill, S. (in review) Frame analysis in climate change communication. The Oxford Encylopedia of Climate Change Communication (see details at: OUP Encyclopedia project)


O’Neill, S. and Graham, S. (2016) (En)visioning place-based adaptation to sea-level rise. Geo: Geography and Environment e00028, doi: 10.1002/geo2.28 (Article)

Schäfer, M., Berglez, P., Wessler, H., Eide, E., Nerlich, B. and O’Neill, S. (2016) Investigating Mediated Climate Change Communication: A Best-Practice Guide. Research Reports No 6. Jönköping: School of Education and Communication, Jönköping University (Article)

Handmer, J. and O’Neill, S. (2016) Examining bushfire policy in action: Preparedness and behaviour in the 2009 Black Saturday fires Environmental Science & Policy 63, 55 – 62 (Abstract)


O’Neill, S., Williams, H.T.P, Kurz, T., Wiersma, B. and Boykoff, M. (2015) Dominant frames in legacy and social media coverage of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. Nature Climate Change 5, 380–385 (Abstract)

See also the ‘IPCC and media coverage of climate reports’ Focus Issue in Nature Climate Change, led by Saffron



Guy, S., Kashima, Y., Walker, I. and O’Neill, S. (2014) Investigating the effects of knowledge and ideology on climate change beliefs. European Journal of Social Psychology 44, 421-429 (Abstract)

O’Neill, S. and Smith, N. (2014) Climate change and visual imagery. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 5, 73-87 (Abstract)



O’Neill, S. (2013) Image matters: Climate change imagery in US, UK and Australian newspapers. Geoforum 49, 10-19 (Paper)

O’Neill, S., Boykoff, M., Day, S. and Niemeyer, S. (2013) On the use of imagery for climate change engagement. Global Environmental Change 23, 413–421 (Paper)

Barnett, J. and O’Neill S. (2013) Minimising the risk of maladaptation: A framework for analysis. In: Palutikof et al. (eds.) Climate Adaptation Futures, Wiley-Blackwell. 87-93 (Email for book chapter pdf)

Brown, K., O’Neill, S. and Fabricius, C. (2013) Social science understandings of transformation. In: ISSC and UNESCO, World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments, OECD Publishing/Unesco Publishing, 100–106 (Chapter)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S. and Lorenzoni, I. (2013) Public engagement with climate change: what do we know, and where do we go from here? International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 9, 7-25 (Abstract)

Guy, S., Kashima, Y., Walker, I. and O’Neill, S. (2013) Comparing the atmosphere to a bathtub: effectiveness of analogy for reasoning about accumulation. Climatic Change 121, 579-594 (Abstract)

Barnett, J., O’Neill, S., Waller, S. and Rogers, S. (2013) Reducing the risk of maladaptation in response to sea-level rise and urban water scarcity. In: Moser, S. and Boykoff, M. (eds.) Toward successful adaptation: linking science and practice in managing climate change impacts. London: Routledge, 37-49 (Email for book chapter pdf)



O’Neill, S.J., Handmer, J. (2012) Responding to bushfire risk: the need for transformative adaptation. Environmental Research Letters 7, 014018 (Paper)

Barnett, J., O’Neill, S. (2012). Islands, resettlement and adaptation. Nature Climate Change 2, 8-10 (Abstract)



Hulme, M., O’Neill, S. & Dessai, S. (2011) Is weather event attribution necessary for allocating international climate adaptation funds? Science 334, 764-765 (Abstract)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S., Lorenzoni, I. (eds.) (2011) Engaging the public with climate change: Communication and behaviour change. London: Earthscan: 289pp (Book Preview)

O’Neill, S., Boykoff, M. (2011) The role of new media in engaging individuals with climate change. In: Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S.J. and Lorenzoni, I. (eds.) Engaging the public with climate change: Communication and behaviour change. London: Earthscan, 233-251 (Email for book chapter pdf)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S., Lorenzoni, I. (2011) Climate change or social change? Debate within, amongst and beyond disciplines. Environment and Planning A 43, 258 – 261 (Abstract)

Whitmarsh, L., Seyfang, G., O’Neill, S.(2011) Public engagement with carbon and climate change: to what extent is the public ‘carbon capable’? Global Environmental Change 21, 56–65 (Abstract)



Barnett, J., O’Neill, S. (2010) Maladaptation. Global Environmental Change 20, 211-213 (Article)

O’Neill, S., Hulme, M., Turnpenny, J., Screen, J.A. (2010). Disciplines, geography, and gender in the framing of climate change. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 91(8), 997-1002 (Abstract)

Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill S. (2010) Green identity, green living? The role of pro-environmental self-identity in determining consistency across diverse pro-environmental behaviours. Journal of Environmental Psychology 30, 305–314 (Abstract)

O’Neill, S., Boykoff, M. (2010). Climate denier, skeptic, or contrarian? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(39) (Letter)



O’Neill, S., Hulme, M. (2009) An iconic approach for representing climate change. Global Environmental Change 19, 402-410 (Paper)

O’Neill, S., Nicholson-Cole, S. (2009) Fear won’t do it: promoting positive engagement with climate change through imagery and icons. Science Communication 30, 355-379 (Paper)

Ockwell, D., Whitmarsh, L., O’Neill, S.J. (2009) Reorienting climate change communication for effective mitigation: Forcing people to be green or fostering grass-roots engagement? Science Communication 30, 305-327 (Paper)



O’Neill, S., Osborn, T.J., Hulme, M., Lorenzoni, I., Watkinson, A.R. (2008). Using expert knowledge to assess uncertainties in future polar bear populations under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(6), 1649-1659 (Paper)