Climate Blog

  • Evelyn Beaury doing fieldwork
    By Evelyn Beaury, crossposted from That's Life Science (thatslifesci.com), banner image courtesy of Evelyn Beaury My lessons learned from NNOCCI’s keys to successful climate change conversations - let’s solve this together! With such a...
  • Extreme is a word that can send a climate communicator directly into the swamp : the word extreme is inherently a bit alarming, and vague enough to warrant a multi-sentence qualification when you use it. Even scientists disagree on what this word...
  • By: Richelle Tanner Nudibranchs are a type of sea slug known for their beautiful colors and curious incorporation of other animals and plants into their own bodies (e.g. using plant chloroplasts to photosynthesize, incorporating toxins into...
  • Public and higher education traditionally exist in separate spheres. And for good reason – there are different assumptions of prior knowledge, and different goals for informal educators vs. academic researchers. However, when it comes to highly...
  • With the recent IPCC warning that we may have perhaps a dozen years before we encounter severe and irreversible impacts of climate change, it comes as little surprise that a recent survey* in climate communications research indicates 7 in 10 people ...
  • A comic that circulated through social media this past month spread hope on climate change to thousands and was inspired by the artist’s connections to the National Network for Ocean & Climate Change Interpretation ( NNOCCI ). “Climate Worries” a...
  • Many of us who trained as marine scientists went into our field because we wanted not only to study the ocean, but to protect it — and to inspire others to do so as well. We reasoned that, if we just provided people with information, they would change...
  •   Living in the Information Age, it is often overwhelming to search for information you need and knowing it is a trustworthy source. This is especially true for climate related science information for communicators to reach broad public audiences....
  • One week ago, leaders from around the world gathered in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit to celebrate efforts to curb fossil fuel emissions and to step up ambitions to meet the targets set forth by the Paris Agreement. Attendees...
  • (Example of an interpretive climate change message using Strategic Framing excerpted from a commencement   speech for the Harvard Extention School Museum Studies Program) Here’s a surprising penguin fact: much like our own communities, African...

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