Category Archives: Communications

Climate Change Web Videos: Intense Emotions Edition

A great challenge of climate change communication is that the issue is abstract, slow-moving, and often invisible. To get the attention of their audiences, climate communicators sometimes rely on the immediate and the emotional: violence, cute animals, and children.

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Surveying Americans' Attitudes on Climate Change

Yale Researcher Anthony Leiserowitz On Studying, Communicating with American Public

Many Americans care deeply about addressing climate change. Others question the underlying scientific evidence and/or various public policy mitigation and adaptation strategies. Some others, of course, view the issue as a conspiracy involving scientists and politicians sympathetic to ushering in [...]

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How NOT to Communicate on Climate: 10/10 ‘Exploding’ Video An Exercise in Disgust

It was red meat for those wanting to disparage established climate science evidence on human-caused warming. And they pounced on the early holiday season gift — a real turkey by many accounts — perhaps further setting-back any waning national or [...]

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A Tale of Two Climate Change Stories; The Times, the Globe and the ‘Front-Page Thought’

They were two very different front-page stories about global climate change. One, in the Boston Globe, was a lifestyle piece about two long-time colleagues and friends — MIT climate scientists Kerry Emanuel and Richard Lindzen. Entitled “A Cooling Trend,” it [...]

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'Uncertain Science' ... Certainly Uncertain

Newsweek Overseas Edition Column: When Blogs Turn a Drizzle to a Deluge

A Newsweek column dismissing the established body of evidence on anthropogenic climate change for some time had scientists going critical on how best and whether to respond to the naive perspective. At the same time, the column by Newsweek European [...]

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TV Mets Described at Miami Workshop as ‘Most Prominent Science Communicators’

MIAMI – When it comes to communicating climate change, meteorologists are on the front lines. “Television weathercasters may be the most prominent science communicators in our society,” said John Morales, chief meteorologist at NBC 6 in Miami. “The one scientist [...]

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Massaging the Climate Message: New Political Conditions Bring Shifting Strategies

Future historians may regard recent weeks as a momentary breathing spell in the political trajectory of the climate issue. In the courts, preliminary rulings are awaited on a spate of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse [...]

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