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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 www.chasingice.com: “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

Climate Communication Science Advisor, Kevin Trenberth, was interviewed by Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour on July 2nd, 2012. He spoke about recent extreme heat and its impacts, and the connection to climate change. The video can be viewed here on … 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

On April 2, 2012, Climate Communication Director Susan Hassol, and Aaron Huertas, Press Secretary for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), led a joint webinar for a national audience on “Bridging the Gap in Understanding Climate Change.” The webinar was part of … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Advisor Michael E. Mann has been traveling the U.S. on tour for his new book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines. He was recently interviewed by Warren Wilson College student Casey … Continue reading

What are teachers up against when they try to teach the science of climate change in their classrooms? As part of their Coping with Climate Change series, PBS explores the challenges of teaching climate change in this video. This segment … Continue reading

“What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is stand around and wait for them to come true?” – Dr. F. Sherwood Rowland In 1996, Science … Continue reading

From The Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2012: Do you consult your dentist on your heart condition? In science, as in any area, reputations are based on knowledge and expertise in a field, and on published, peer-reviewed work. If you … Continue reading

As we leave 2011, the ninth warmest year on record since 1880, NASA has produced a new animation illustrating the warming of our world over the past century plus. It’s a striking visualization. From the NASA website: “Global temperatures have … Continue reading

In an editorial on January 5, 2012, the top scientific journal Nature calls on climate scientists to be “even more energetic in taking their message to citizens.” In making this call, Nature explicitly points to Climate Communication’s work in helping … Continue reading

Director Susan Hassol attended the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, giving several talks and leading workshops. One of her talks was in a session on “Effectively Communicating Climate Science.” Her talk, “Telling the Climate Change Story: Framing & … Continue reading