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    Using the visitor’s delight at seeing a clownfish, the interpreter in this video likens the loss of eyeglasses for seeing to the impacts of ocean acidification on a clownfish’s ability to “smell” its way home.
    A visitor’s question about rockfish gives an interpreter the opening to use an analogy about being a couch potato to conserve energy.
    In this video, the interpreter builds on the visitor’s positive emotions about coral reefs and uses an analogy of osteoporosis to explain the risk corals face as the ocean acidifies.
    The interpreter in this video frames the impact of warming seas on seabirds by using question and answer along with analogies for a skeptical audience who initiated the conversation with a question.
    With a group of young Girl Scouts, an interpreter relates their positive emotions about the Steller sea lion to asking them to think about what they can take do to help this species in the oceans.
    Here the interpreter engages supportive tourists in a conversation that leads to talking about carbon offsets and things they might do at home.  
    In the video, note how the interpreter guides a discussion with a group of individuals who all acknowledge the climate is changing. (The topic was introduced offline, before filming started.) When facilitating a discussion with a group, give...
    Several climate scientists (and climate intepreters!) took to the streets on Sunday in the historic People's Climate March. Here are a few of their stories.
    (This is not a plug for a book) On 9/23/14 Rutgers Climate Institute hosted a lively presentation and book-signing by George Marshal for his publication: Don’t Even Think About It (Why Out Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change). (http:/...
    I don't know who may have seen this but I found it to be interesting. It was posted yesterday. The focus of the UN summit this year is climate change. There are a lot of resources being put out there this week. Thoughts on this graphic? How does it...
    This pamphlet was developed as a simple start for beginners who have no background with ocean acidification. It is primarily graphic with some text to frame the issue. This is scientifically sound but it is not scientific in language.
    This report produced by the World Meteorological Organization outlines the human and economic losses resulting from weatehr, climate and water extremes from 1970-2012. It has excellent graphics and charts illustrating the regional differences in...
    A new report by the Yale Project on Climate Communication about how registered voters respond to politics and climate change issues.
    Great visualization of the potential for global change with just a  few degrees of temperature.
    This new report looks at how climate change will impact humans psychologically. 
    Here is a link to the EPA page on President Obama's proposed power plant carbon emissions rules.
    As it turns out, global warming is the term more Americans respond positively to across a variety of in topic issues. This report covers the research into how we use terms and how the public perceives those terms.
    This 3-minute podcast from NPR tells of what scientists have discovered recently about the global carbon cycle. And it is weird.
    From TED-Ed, this analogy is new to me and I think very appropiate for the digital generation.
    The Climate Voices network brings non-political conversations about the research findings of the majority of climate scientists to citizens across the United States and Puerto Rico. Scientists and other experts meet with neighbors and community...