2014 Climate Outlook and Communications Challenges to be Highlighted in New Webinar Series

Regular Forum contributors and climate scientist Richard Alley and communications expert Susi Moser featured in initial entries of Yale Forum ’30 on Climate’ webinar features.

Some call it a “Google Hangout.” Others just call it a webinar. The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media┬ácalls it “30onClimate,”* a new regular feature debuting this month.

Long-time Forum regular contributor and veteran science writer Bruce Lieberman, of San Diego, hosts and moderates the new Yale Forum regular feature.

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Lieberman will regularly host an online discussion of between 20 and 30 minutes. The first in the series (available now) features three other Forum regular contributors — Lisa Palmer of Maryland, John Wihbey of Massachusetts, and Zeke Hausfather of California. The debut webinar, recorded on December 20, focuses on the writers’ outlook for major upcoming climate issues throughout the 2014 new year.

The second webinar in the new series will feature Lieberman’s conversation with National Academy of Sciences member and Penn State University Professor Richard Alley, author of Earth: The Operator’s Manual and host of the PBS companion broadcast; and science communications expert Susanne C. Moser, director and principal researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting in Santa Cruz, California and a Social Science Research Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. That webinar is scheduled to take place on January 15 at 3 p.m. EST (12 noon PST) and will be made available, along with all of the webinars in this series, at The Yale Forum’s “30onClimate” YouTube channel.

In coming weeks, The Yale Forum will announce a working schedule for other webinars in the new series. Watch the webinar “live,” and join in with questions. Submit questions prior to or during the webinar, and the webinars themselves will remain available on YouTube. Learn more at our “30onClimate” webpage.

More details to come.

*The name in this case stems from the anticipated maximum length of each webinar, which will range from 20 to 30 minutes. But the “30″ also harks back to an earlier day in journalism, when reporters would center the number at the bottom of their copy to indicate to editors that they have completed the article and would be taking a 30-minute lunch break.

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