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

During the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Director Susan Hassol and Science Director Richard Somerville conducted a panel alongside James Balog of Chasing Ice. The panel, “Climate Communication: Tools and Tips”, is described on the AGU … Continue reading

Susan Hassol, Director of Climate Communication, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year 702 members … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Advisors Kevin Trenberth, Jeff Masters, and Bob Corell wrote a significant opinion piece on how climate change contributed to Superstorm Sandy. “Overall, we know that climate change has stacked the deck so that this kind of event … Continue reading

On October 30, 2012, Richard Somerville spoke with KPBS out of San Diego. He addressed questions about the nature of Superstorm Sandy, improvements in forecasting, and the role that climate change played in creating this “Frankenstorm.” You can listen to … Continue reading

From “In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific … Continue reading

Director Susan Hassol’s talk on “Telling the Climate Change Story” at the University of Arizona is available to watch here. From the University of Arizona website: “Even as the science of climate change has grown stronger and more compelling, public … Continue reading

On August 13, 2012, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a piece from our Science Director, Richard Somerville. The article, “Climate change, irreversibility, and urgency” can be found online here, and highlights from the piece can be found below. Two … Continue reading

On June 28, 2012, Climate Communication hosted a telephone press conference on the connections between heat waves and climate change. The press conference was accompanied by the release of a new science update from Climate Communication, Heat Waves and Climate … Continue reading

On April 18, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, spoke at the University of California San Diego. Alongside him were Climate Communication Science Director and UCSD climate researcher Richard Somerville, and his colleague Veerabhadran Ramanathan. “[Climate change] is a question … Continue reading