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Susan Joy Hassol and Michael E. Mann discuss the latest faux climate controversy promoted by right wing tabloid press and politicians in New Scientist, Feb. 10, 2017

In the aftermath of the presidential election, Michael E. Mann and Susan Joy Hassol reflected on the election results in the context of climate change in a piece in Scientific American.

Susan Joy Hassol and colleagues published an article about communicating the connections between extreme weather events and climate change in the World Meteorological Organisation Bulletin, Nov. 2016.

From September 12-14, 2016, Director Susan Hassol attended the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference in Charlotte, NC. There she led a pre-conference workshop on Climate Communications in the Carolinas. She also facilitated the closing plenary session with panelists Greg Fishel (Chief Meteorologist for WRAL Raleigh), Jim Gandy (Chief … Continue reading

On September 7, 2016, Susan delivered a lecture as part of Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Speaker Series.  She spoke on the science and urgency of climate change, and the challenge of communicating climate risk to the public at large. … Continue reading

Nature magazine’s editor for climate science, Michael White, interviewed Director Susan Hassol for Forecast, a podcast about climate science and climate scientists. His interview focused on Susan’s career of studying how to — and how not to — use language to most effectively … Continue reading

In April 2016, Science Director Richard Somerville completed the “Climate Change at the Crossroads” series presented by the UC San Diego Library with a talk entitled “Climate Change: Strong Science, Forceful Actions, Positive Outcomes.” His talk can also be viewed here … Continue reading

On NASA’s Vital Links blog, Laura Faye Tenenbaum writes about a conversation she had with Director Susan Hassol on how to move past fear and despair over climate change and instead face it with courage, optimism, and integrity. Tenenbaum discusses her own … Continue reading

In January of 2016, Director Susan Hassol traveled to the University of Central Florida to speak on “Telling the Climate Change Story.” Her talk at the UCF Student Union touched on ways for scientists and others to ‘smarten up’ messaging on … Continue reading

At the 2015 annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Director Susan Hassol delivered an invited talk entitled “Barrier Busting: Leapfrogging Zombie Science Arguments to Get to Solutions.” This talk, which delved into ways to balance the threat of … Continue reading

In Fall 2015, in collaboration with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the Southeast Climate Science Center, and Climate Central, Climate Communication organized and led a workshop in Beaufort, NC. The workshops, which featured talks by Director Susan Hassol, climate scientists Michael Mann and … Continue reading

Climate Communication Science Director Richard Somerville is the 2015 recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize. The prize is given annually to one honoree in recognition of excellence in the communication of climate science. Richard was recognized for his … Continue reading

Michael E. Mann, Ken Caldeira, and Eric Rignot, three Science Advisors to Climate Communication, have been included as part of Business Insider’s “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.” The list, compiled of scientists from … Continue reading

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