Category Archives: Communications

Climate Framing: Public Health Rather than Environment, National Security?

Researchers say climate frames reflecting public health, rather than environmental or national security issues, may do more at persuading those ‘as yet unpersuaded.’ Cautions expressed about a ‘boomerang’ or backlash effect from national security framing.

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A Climate Scientist's First-Hand Experiences

Reddit as a Science Outreach Tool

Tony Barnston, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, engages with the broad public through Reddit, a social news site. ‘I would like to do another,’ he says.

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Climatescience.tv Website: Scientists in the Field

A new Web-based service seeks to convey images of scientists in the field … in effect, the making of climate science so seldom seen by those not personally involved in the effort.

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Tools for the Anthropocene: Animation — but without the Nostalgia

Animation is a powerful tool communicators can use to enhance their messaging on climate change, but effective messaging can still be nullified by faulty transmission or bad reception.

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Armed With Maps and Photos, Local Planners Talk Sea Level Rise

Coastal communities across the country are moving forward with advance efforts addressing sea level rise. In the process, they’re honing their climate communications skills … sometimes without bringing up the ‘dreaded’ climate change term.

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The View from Crater Lake: A First-Hand Account

Communicating Climate Change in a National Park

A Crater Lake park ranger’s first-hand learning curve on communicating with tourists offers valuable climate change do’s and don’ts, along with five valuable lessons learned.

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Memo to Climate Scientists: Tweet, Or Not Tweet? … And HOW?

Should climate scientists and climate communicators be tweeting? Can they afford not to?

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