Category Archives: Communications

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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Sea Level Rise, One More Frontier For Climate Dialogue Controversy

Residents and civic officials from Delaware to San Francisco and from Galveston to North Carolina’s Outer Banks are learning as they go on preparing for sea level rise risks that some of their residents fundamentally doubt. Part I of a [...]

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The Art of Eli

Making Climate Media Creative — in the Extreme

‘More important than ever’ for today’s journalists covering climate change to ‘think creatively’ about how best to tell their stories. 

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Goal of U. of Michigan Erb Institute/UCS Workshop

Better Understanding and Improving Climate Communications

Some 100 social scientists, communications experts, and climate scientists convene at University of Michigan’s Erb Institute/Union of Concerned Scientists session to better understand, improve climate communication dialogue.

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NPR, AP Correspondents: Useful Climate, Fracking Metaphors

The pursuit of the ‘perfect’ metaphor(s) for communicating on climate change continues, now aided by recent unrelated efforts by an NPR science correspondent and an AP Latin America reporter.

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Activist Environmental Communications

Helping the Cause … or Making Enemies?

Issue ads and messages from green groups largely seen as being outside of the mainstream differ greatly in terms of impacts they can have on the very message being addressed and, more broadly, on environmentalism and environmental groups generally.

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My AGU Bucket List: A Personal Memoir of ‘The Community’

Skeptical Science’s John Cook, of Brisbane, Australia, recounts his first trip to North America … and to the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

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