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David Ropeik, writing in a guest blog for Scientific American, calls the 2014 National Climate Assessment a “masterful piece of science and risk communication.” He singles out Climate Communication Director Susan Hassol, senior science writer of the report, in particular, … Continue reading

Nine new videos have been released alongside the 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA). These videos were produced by The Story Group, in cooperation with Climate Communication. They reveal some of the many ways that climate change is affecting the … Continue reading

The third U.S. National Climate Assessment was released May 6, 2014 at the White House, and the full report can be explored on an interactive website. Climate Communication Director Susan Hassol is the Senior Science Writer of the report, as … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Advisor Katharine Hayhoe (recently named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People) was interviewed by Chris Mooney on the Inquiring Minds science podcast (previous guests on Inquiring Minds have included Science Advisors Kevin Trenberth and Jennifer Francis). … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Advisor Katharine Hayhoe has been named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for her work as a climate scientist and communicator – “an environmental evangelist”. Actor Don Cheadle, who worked with Katharine on Showtime’s Years … Continue reading

Science Advisors Jennifer Francis and Kevin Trenberth were featured on February 27th’s Inquiring Minds podcast – a weekly science podcast from The Climate Desk hosted by science writer Chris Mooney and scientist Indre Viskontas. This episode addressed Dr. Francis’ hypothesis … Continue reading

In the February 2014 edition of Earth’s Future, a new publication from the American Geophysical Union, Richard Somerville has written an article called, “Is learning about climate change like having a colonoscopy?” The article addresses the challenges of communicating climate … Continue reading

Along with several other esteemed scientists and communicators, Science Director Richard Somerville will be teaching a Massive Online Course (MOOC) on “Climate Change in Four Dimensions”. This free online course views climate change from a variety of perspectives at the … Continue reading

Dr. Michael E. Mann writes in the Sunday New York Times: “THE overwhelming consensus among climate scientists is that human-caused climate change is happening. Yet a fringe minority of our populace clings to an irrational rejection of well-established science. This … Continue reading

Science Director Richard Somerville has published a piece in Foreign Policy, entitled “Cold Comfort: Why #polarvortex trended and climate change is somehow still ‘unverified.’ ” The article addresses the lack of action on climate, and why people may be resistant … Continue reading

From the UDaily, Dec. 2, 2013: By Andrew Cooper; Photos by Lane McLaughlin and Evan Krape. In conversations about climate change, two different worlds tend to emerge: the scientific community and public opinion. Economic worries and disinformation campaigns can widen … Continue reading

This Thanksgiving we’re giving #ClimateThanks. With friends and colleagues across the climate community, we are taking a moment to tweet or post who or what we are thankful for in the fight for a safe climate. Please tweet #ClimateThanks and … Continue reading

In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the beginning of the Warsaw climate talks, Climate Communication Science Advisors Kevin Trenberth and Jeff Masters were interviewed on PBS Newshour. They discussed the linkages between climate change and increasingly frequent and … Continue reading

On November 7, 2013, Director Susan Hassol and Science Director Richard Somerville spoke on “Telling the Climate Change Story” as invited speakers at the annual Mather Lecture hosted by the University of Delaware.  A write-up of their talk can be … Continue reading

Director Susan Hassol and Science Director Richard Somerville will be giving a public lecture at the University of Delaware.  They will address the challenges of explaining climate change at the annual John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture at 6 p.m., … Continue reading

On October 10, 2013, Science Director Richard Somerville spoke at the University of California, San Diego as part of a campus-wide public lecture series called “Our Energy Future“. Richard presented alongside Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, and … Continue reading

Climate Communication has produced ten narrated animations that illustrate the science of climate change. A short video introducing the animations can be viewed here. The  animations can be found in the tabs labeled “Our Climate is Changing”, “How it Will … Continue reading

This summer, Science Advisor Kevin Trenberth was honored with the prestigious Climate Communication prize by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The prize was bestowed for his dedication and skill at communicating climate change to broad audiences. AGU writes that this … Continue reading

In response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Science Director Richard Somerville wrote this article for Climate Sense, a publication for multi-disciplinary articles related to the Earth’s climate: “President Obama’s speech on June 25, 2013 proposed a broad array of … Continue reading

On March 11, 2013, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Science Director Richard Somerville gave the 4th Charles David Keeling Memorial Lecture. This one-hour talk, “The Scientific Case for Urgent Action to Limit Climate Change,” was video recorded by UCSD … Continue reading

In March 2013, Science Advisor Ken Caldeira was featured on NPR for his research on ocean acidification and coral reefs. “Ken Caldeira loves a challenge, and he has a big one right under his feet. He’s standing on an expanse … Continue reading

In February 2013, Director Susan Hassol traveled to Washington, DC for Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill. As part of an effort organized by 13 major scientific societies, Susan addressed scientists on how best to communicate the science of climate … Continue reading

During the 2012 Fall Meeting on the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Director Susan Hassol and Science Director Richard Somerville joined award-winning photographer James Balog in presenting a talk on communicating climate change. Subsequently, AGU produced a video on “5 Tips … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Director Richard Somerville and renowned science historian Naomi Oreskes were interviewed on Feburary 16th, 2013 by Tom Bowman of the Climate Report. The interview focused on climate change assessments and whether scientists underestimate impacts to, as Oreskes … Continue reading

A team led by Dr. Kevin Trenberth has been awarded the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Surface Water. The prize is awarded for “ground-breaking work that provides a powerful estimate of the effects of climate change on the … Continue reading