Communicating Climate Science Workshop
2 Dec 2012 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Develop and hone your climate communication skills at this Sunday morning interactive panel and workshop offered by AGU and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Panel members, including Katharine Hayhoe, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Hunter Cutting, the director of Strategic Communications at Climate Nexus, will discuss climate communication success stories and lessons learned from the perspectives of scientists, social science researchers, and journalists.
Following the panel, the interactive workshop will focus on identifying and overcoming the biggest gaps in public understanding of climate science: that climate change is occurring now, it’s largely human-induced, it affects regions differently, and that societal choices made today will influence future climate change. Participants will also work on identifying and effectively responding to misinformation about climate science and will consider personal values that affect public acceptance of climate science. Participants will learn to avoid common missteps made when addressing climate science and to become stronger science communicators. The free event begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, 2 December, at the InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, and ends at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Advance sign up is required.
Please complete the form below to indicate interest in attending the workshop. The AGU public information office will respond via e-mail to let you know whether you are on the list to attend. Sign-up is now closed. Note: You must be registered for the Fall Meeting to be confirmed to attend this event. Questions may be addressed to Mary Catherine Adams, AGU Public Information Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.