The evidence for climate change is so overwhelming that you might expect the facts to speak for themselves. Unfortunately they don't - which means that using the most effective methods for communicating climate science is critical.
What is the best way to create written or spoken materials that really inspire people?
There is now a great deal of information available about how to promote sustainable behaviours – but it can be confusing identifying the evidence that really matters.
The well-respected and influential journal Climatic Change released a special issue on communicating uncertainty in IPCC reports - here are some of the key points.
Uncertainty about climate change is a major barrier to public engagement. But how much uncertainty is there about the facts of climate change, and how can uncertainty be better communicated?
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The Royal Court’s current production of 2071 with climate scientist Chris Rapley illustrates that when bringing science and the arts together the focus needs to be on respons-ability, not resbons-ibility.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, shares her thoughts on communicating climate change.
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Kelly Fielding from the University of Queensland explains the important role social psychology can play in engaging people with climate change.