Assist Journalists

We help journalists gather reliable scientific information and identify experts. We help make climate change science available and comprehensible to the media and to the public.

The assistance we can offer includes preparing accessible materials, organizing informational events, and offering one-on-one consultation to provide journalists with the most credible science.

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 Tom Peterson, popular broadcast meteorologist Greg Fishel, as well as local researchers, were designed to provide a forum for media professionals to learn about climate change and its impacts in coastal North Carolina.

Below, Susan introduces the workshop.

A full series of videos showing portions of the workshop can be found here. Susan’s concluding thoughts on the workshop are below.

On June 28, 2012, we hosted a telephone press conference in which a panel of experts discussed with journalists the connections between heat waves, wildfires, drought, and climate change. For more information, and to listen to the press conference, click here.

On September 7, 2011, we held our first telephone press conference in which leading scientists discussed with reporters the latest research on the connections between extreme weather and climate change. For more details click here.

If you are a journalist seeking information on climate change, please contact us.