Communicating Climate Science in an IPCC Year
8 December 2013, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Salon 4
Ticketing Type:By Invitation Only
Scientists can do a lot more to convey basic, broad certainties about climate science that many people don’t realize or might not accept—for instance, that climate change is already here and having effects. This year, in particular, several global and national assessment reports, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report and the U.S. National Climate Assessment, are being released that will create opportunities for scientists to talk about climate science with the public.
At this workshop, participants of all experience levels will learn how to communicate climate science basics to general audiences, especially during media interviews, including showing how their specific research connects to the climate science consensus. Speakers include John Cook, a Climate Communication Research Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, Aaron Huertas, a Press Secretary at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Susanne Moser, Director and Principal Researcher of Susanne Moser Research & Consulting and a Social Science Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment.
The event is free and lunch will be provided. Advance sign up required. Registration is now full for this workshop.