Out of the Lab and Into the Light, Why Scientists are Marching

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

Climate and Communication: Takeaways from the Alan Alda Communication Center Workshop

MAR 6, 2017     NIGEL GOLDEN Photo credit: http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Khan_Noonien_Singh Many of us have taken up the noble cause of communicating our science to nonscientists. Casting ourselves as the heroes, it’s important to remember, however, that even the best of intentions sometimes have a way of resulting in unintended consequences. In the original Star Trek, a young Captain Kirk … Continue reading Climate and Communication: Takeaways from the Alan Alda Communication Center Workshop

Communicating your research – A mental obstacle course

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

From Paris to the Class Room

 FEB 8, 2016     TONI KLEMM Climate negotiations, like last December in Paris, are complex, complicated, and not always fruitful. Last year, an innovative class for undergraduates at the University of Oklahoma gave students hands-on experience of how climate policy is made. This fall the class will go online for everyone around the world to participate. Here … Continue reading From Paris to the Class Room

Southeast Climate Science Center’s New Course on Climate Science

 JUL 27, 2015     ADAM DALE Photo: Adam Dale This morning I’m sitting on my porch with my computer in my lap, sipping coffee from my Star Trek mug and enjoying the beautiful morning sky. I’m staring out over a temperate deciduous forest surrounding a beautiful lake, all beneath patches of clouds, the blue sky, and a … Continue reading Southeast Climate Science Center’s New Course on Climate Science

Pope Francis Uses Faith and Science to Discuss Climate Change (and Fish!)

 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!)

Introducing the Revamped Early Career Climate Forum: What, Why, How and Where

 JUN 24, 2015     MICHELLE STAUDINGER NE CSC Science Coordinator Michelle Staudinger and UMass Amherst Dept. of Env. Conservation Assistant Professor Ezra Markowitz Welcome to the new and improved Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF)! We (Michelle Staudinger, Science Coordinator of the Northeast Climate Science Center and Ezra Markowitz, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at … Continue reading Introducing the Revamped Early Career Climate Forum: What, Why, How and Where

The Uncertain Choice of Words

 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