What Web Searches Reveal About Global Warming — And Us

Readily available research tools from Google and Yahoo! help paint a picture of peoples’ interests in climate change … or is it, ‘global warming’? … providing valuable insights for climate communicators.

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Mining the Legacy of Steve Jobs for Lessons on Sustainability

A personal, tangible connection to the environment is crucial if we want to do more than intellectualize about climate change.

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Science News and Government Transparency Under the Obama Administration

Reporters at a session hosted by the National Press Club vent their frustrations with what they generally see as the low level of ‘transparency’ afforded media under the Obama administration.  They point to one bright spot:  improved access to online databases.

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'Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair'

The Conversation’s ‘An Orwellian Climate’

A new Australian site, claiming more than 200,000 readers monthly, combines scientific and journalistic principles to improve public understanding of science, including climate science. This is the first Yale Forum re-posting from The Conversation, which strives for ‘academic rigour, journalistic flair.’ 

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In Search of a New Eco-Narrative

More time will have to pass — and more minds will have to change — but the ‘new narrative’ on environmentalism supported by some may be establishing an early foothold.  It remains uncertain whether a pro-technology/pro-economic growth approach can gain more traction.

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Making Funny with Climate Change

Comedy may be able to make inroads with audiences in ways that ‘serious journalism’ often cannot. With an issue as serious as climate science suggests, communicators should not shy from taking the risks of injecting humor as appropriate.

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Putting Candidates and Others on the Spot

An open dialogue built on mutual trust may provide the best way to jump-start the ongoing serious dialogue climate change demands from those who would lead our country. The campaign season makes such a dialogue timely … and urgent.

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