Did your New Year Resolutions include something new to continue to make a professional difference to the world? Publish more? Flyless? Complete your PhD? Can I suggest one more professional pledge, that you engage the public more? You have something exciting and important to say to the world. You really do. I know this because I’ve been helping researchers communicate for nearly 20 years.Continue reading “Become a climate communication hero in six easy steps”
The Paris climate conference set the ambitious goal of limiting climate change to two degrees and pursuing efforts to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees. Most emissions scenarios that limit climate change to below two degrees consider that technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere will be available, acceptable, and affordable in the coming decades, but is this realistic?Continue reading “Ideas and insights: Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage”
Mitigate more. Adapt now. Be afraid. Feel guilty. Pay up. Change everything.
Few people want to hear these messages, yet they have been at the heart of the most successful communication campaign ever. Over the span of a couple of decades, the world has become aware of the risk of climate change. A multitude of channels, scientists, politicians, journalists, civil servants and campaigners – even some celebrities – have helped make it a global concern. Opinion polls the world over show unequivocally that people have heard of and are worried about it. Then, in December 2015, heads of state signed the UN Paris Agreement with the goal of keeping temperature rise well below 2 °C.Continue reading “The Climate Communications Project”