Category Archives: Communications

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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Q&A with UCS President Kevin Knobloch On Climate Science, Policy, Communications

View larger image UCS PresidentKevin Knobloch CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – After eight years of battling the Bush administration to preserve the integrity of science and inform public policy on environmental and nuclear issues, Union of Concerned Scientists President Kevin Knobloch is [...]

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Hollywood to the Aid of Serious Science: Pairing Entertainment and Drama with Education

What do you get when you put a bunch of Hollywood screenwriters and scientists around a table and get them talking? Better movies, and better science in those movies – or at least that’s the plan for a new partnership [...]

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Growing Role for New Media Foreseen As Climate Science/Public Opinion Diverge

Several public opinion polls of Americans’ attitudes suggest that much of the science of climate change is getting lost in the fury surrounding its politics. A recent Pew survey, for instance, reports that the percentage of Americans who believe “solid [...]

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Four Experts Pass Judgment

Commenting on Journalist Eric Pooley’s Analysis of Press Coverage of Climate Policy

Journalist Eric Pooley’s January 2009 Shorenstein Center critique and analysis of press coverage of climate change policy issues has generated substantial attention and on-going “buzz” in climate journalism circles. After publishing freelance writer John Wihbey’s February 17 article and analysis [...]

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