Category Archives: Communications
Media representatives, a scientist, and a climate scholar tackle climate communication challenges as part of annual environmental journalism conference.
Numerous media reports dealing with wildfires, with record-breaking heat, and with a possible connection to climate change capitalize on 2012 weather anomalies for a ‘teachable moment.’ And two articles in academic journals provide more context on the subject.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.