MAR 20, 2017 GIL OUELLETTE Photo credit: Bryan Francis (March for Science) “Science” is a word that means many things to many people. If you were to ask a practicing scientist how they define science, you might receive one of myriad responses. How each of us conceptualizes science may be unique, but most scientists recognize a … Continue reading Out of the Lab and Into the Light, Why Scientists are Marching
JAN 8, 2017 RYAN BOYLES On getting climate model projections in the hand of managers. In the past several decades, climate scientists have developed robust models that simulate past climate conditions and provide meaningful projections for the future. In the past several years, researchers have developed downscaled climate projections that provide the kind of local guidance … Continue reading We have these climate projections – now how do we use them?
Facebook Twitter NOV 8, 2016 ANDREW BATTLES Last week, I attended the National CSC Student and Early Career Training held at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and left feeling inspired, empowered, and with many new friends. From November 2-3rd, students, postdocs, and professionals from the Department of the Interior’s National Climate Science Centers came together to … Continue reading In case you blinked, here’s a review of the 2-day, action-packed, breakneck-paced, 1st ever National CSC Student and Early Career Training
AUG 29, 2016 TONI LYN MORELLI I recently had an experience that felt like the mental equivalent of a hot, muddy, exhausting, physically scarring, and obstacle-filled endurance Bone Frog Challenge race that I ran a couple years ago. Only this time I was comfortably seated in an auditorium. Toni Lyn with Paula Poundstone. I was at … Continue reading Communicating your research – A mental obstacle course
JUL 5, 2016 MICHELLE STAUDINGER When we relaunched the ECCF a year ago, we wondered how our products would be adopted by the Climate Science Center (CSC) community. A year later, we are pleasantly surprised by our success and can’t help but thanking all of you for the support and enthusiasm that has fueled our accomplishments. … Continue reading The new ECCF celebrates its one-year anniversary!
JUL 20, 2015 ZACHARY SCHUSTER Source: Yale Project on Climate Change The biggest climate change news of 2015 has come from a rather unlikely source: The Vatican of Rome. On June 18th, 2015, Pope Francis released his first encyclical, or papal letter, entitled "Laudato si' on Care for Our Common Home." The encyclical combines Catholic tradition, Christian … Continue reading Pope Francis and Re-Framing the Discussion on Climate Change
JUL 7, 2015 ZACHARY SCHUSTER Source: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication The folks who did the renowned "Six Americas" study are back with more interesting data on opinions toward climate change and climate change adaptation. The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has recently published a paper that breaks down opinions about climate change in … Continue reading Making Sense of Americans’ Opinions About Climate Change
JUL 2, 2015 ABIGAIL (ABBY) LYNCH This post orginally appeared on The Fisheries Blog on June 22, 2015. Pope Francis cites climate change as an important problem for fish and other natural resources. (Tânia Rêgo-ABr) Though religion may seem an unlikely ally of science, the recent release of Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, entitled Laudato si’ (Praise be with you) on care … Continue reading Pope Francis Uses Faith and Science to Discuss Climate Change (and Fish!)
JUN 29, 2015 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN St. Louis is better known by some as the gateway to the West. On May 12 - 15, 2015 it became a gateway for adaptation and collaboration. The National Adaptation Forum (NAF) was hosted in St. Louis this year, and it was one of those rare meetings which gathered scientists and … Continue reading Adaptation Takes Center Stage
MAY 14, 2014 ADRIENNE WOOTTEN A few days ago, I got notice about a special issue in Environmental Communication on “Media Research on Climate Change: Where have we been and where are we heading?” One article in particular caught my attention: “How Grammatical Choice Shapes Media Representations of Climate (Un)certainty” by Bailey et al. The article offers a … Continue reading The Uncertain Choice of Words