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On February 20, 2015, Director Susan Hassol spoke at the University of Montana’s TEDx event. “ClimateTalk: Science and Solutions” addressed how language and ideology contribute to stalling action on climate change. We’re stymied in solving the climate change problem because … Continue reading

On March 20, 2015, Director Susan Hassol and Science Advisor Michael E. Mann led a climate communication workshop for the fellows of Virginia Tech’s Interfaces of Global Change program. The day long communication workshop, which addressed framing and messaging, scientists … Continue reading

In November 2014, Science Director Richard Somerville spoke at a TEDx event at the University of California, San Diego, on “What Should We Do About Climate Change?” His talk, which was recorded and has been posted to the TEDx YouTube … Continue reading

In December, Director Susan Hassol and Science Director Richard Somerville both gave talks at the annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Susan, as Senior Science Writer on the National Climate Assessment (NCA), spoke on “Integrating Communication Best … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Director Richard Somerville was awarded the Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professorship by UC San Diego. The professorship, which carries a $10,000 prize, is awarded “each year to a retired UCSD professor, to support the continued service of the awardee, … Continue reading

Congratulations to Climate Communication Science Advisor, Katharine Hayhoe on receiving the 2014 American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize, which is given annually to one honoree in recognition of “the communication of climate science.”  AGU writes, “The Climate Prize highlights the … Continue reading

Hank Campbell, writing on Science20.com, has written a post highlighting some key points from Susan Hassol and Richard Somerville’s 2011 article in Physics Today, “Communicating the Science of Climate Change.” He writes, “Richard Somerville and Susan Hassol have some recommendations for … Continue reading

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