Category Archives: Communications

One Constant Remains ... The 'Wow!' Factor

Digital Journalists Confront Unique Opportunities, Challenges in Explaining Climate Change Online

A 3-D spinning globe on the new website TakePart tells a compelling story about the tremendous impacts of climate change.

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Climate Change Web Videos: Advocacy Edition

During the past five years, Web video has emerged as a battleground in climate communication. Journalists, comedians, artists, businesses, governments, climate contrarians and advocacy groups alike are competing to produce the medium’s slickest, funniest and most compelling messages. Take a [...]

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Climate Scientists’ E-mails Hacked, Posted; So What Does it All Mean for the Climate?

A veritable flood of hundreds of e-mails surreptitiously released by a computer hacker from a famous climate change research facility has climate skeptics seeing, or hoping for, blood. It has climate change “consensus” scientists crying foul, but anxious and standing [...]

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A Viewer's Guide

Some Favorite Web Videos About Climate Change (Pt. 1)

The Web, no surprise, is both a gold mine and a mine field of videos dealing with climate change. Here’s an initial “Top 10″ listing of our favorites, a list that will grow over time with — or without — [...]

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Another Medium ... The Same Message: Action on Climate

Musicians Inspiring Fans to Act On Climate Change Solutions

In 2007, Live Earth held massive climate change-themed concerts in stadiums around the world. The star-studded shows, broadcast globally, were intended to leverage the power of music to raise awareness, change individual behavior, and increase public pressure for governments to [...]

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Visual Arts Advancing Dialog on Climate; Artists ‘Can Scream … Scientists Can’t’

From various media outlets’ efforts to try to clarify and make relevant the climate change story, two points stand out. One involves the challenge of adequately addressing the nuances of science, making the story both scientifically rigorous and yet accessible. [...]

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Polls and Surveys Grab Media Headlines; But Beware Polling Pitfalls on Climate Change

Public opinion polls and surveys are attention getters, headline grabbers. Reporters and editors love them. Sometimes they should learn to hate them … or at least to approach each new one with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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