Christopher Schrader has been a freelance journalist specialising in climate research since 2015. He has a particular interest in perspectives taken from social and communications sciences on the climate debate which he considers an overlooked key component of a necessary transformation: adopting approaches that are more impactful than recounting facts to influence people to change deeply embedded behavioural patterns. In pursuit of this goal, he published the open access handbook Über Klima sprechen (Talking about Climate) in 2022. He has also branched out into education, giving talks and workshops on climate communication. Christopher is a physicist and journalist by training, graduating from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism, Hamburg, Germany, in 1991. He previously worked as an editor for several papers, including Geo-Wissen and Facts (Zurich, Switzerland) and the daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (Munich and Berlin).