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When connecting with various audiences, we must first engage the intangible values that humans react to most visercally. People choose to protect the things they value.
Fire is the force that humans "mastered" to drive civilization and then fueled to power the Industrial Revolution. Modern life is powered by the burning of select materials—coal, oil and natural gas—but in some places the burning of our homes, property and land is a consequence of the changing climate.
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) developed a series of videos to describe how wildlife is affected by climate change. Ten species were chosen, one from each region of the United States, in order to provide relevant examples for different communities.
The regions and species are:
Recently, I participated in Denial 101x: Making Sense of Climate Science Denial, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by University of Queensland through edX.org.
The course was wonderful, and I plan to share some of the video resources from the course for on Climate Interpreter over the next several weeks and months.
Washington, D.C. – Dr. Janet Swim presented a congressional briefing about how to change the way congress and American citizens talk about issues of climate change. She spoke of the importance of attending to the “head”—knowledge and ideas people already have in mind that influence how they engage in discussion and learning, to the “heart”—motivations—and to the “habitats”—social and physical environments that guide behavior.
The National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation is delighted to announce a new online course in effective climate interpretation: Changing the Conversation on Climate and Ocean Change. The course offers an engaging, guided tour of rigorous communications research recently conducted by the FrameWorks Institute on behalf of NNOCCI with support from the National Science Foundation.
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST, Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/121642032