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2 August 2018

American (voter) attitudes on climate change are complex

Americans have strong feelings about climate change. In addition to political affiliation, it turns out that how old you are can influence the degree to which you accept human-influenced clinate change

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14 May 2018

The humans behind climate science – a podcast

“I’m too busy,” I said to myself. “I should be writing papers,” I protested. Nevertheless, the idea wouldn’t go away. It refused to die.

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12 February 2018

Third Pod from the Sun is back!

Our podcast is back and this time we’re talking about performing science at the edge of glaciers!

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5 February 2018

Science doesn’t speak for itself. The IPCC agrees.

By Shane M Hanlon Our job in Sharing Science is to help scientists communicate more effectively. Turns out that we’re not the only ones who understand the value of this endeavor. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes that “…climate change doesn’t communicate itself.” So, they’ve released a pretty great guide. Of note, they touch on six main principles: Be a confident communicator Talk about the real world, not abstract …

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29 January 2018

A Change of Climate: Part 1

By Sam Illingworth Climate change is real. It is happening now. It affects all of us. And the only way that we can mitigate its effects in a meaningful fashion is to take collective action. Part of the challenge that we face in mobilising this collective action is in convincing people from currently less affected areas that climate change is right now, this second, responsible for the destruction of thousands …

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16 January 2017

The need for action through scicomm

By Shane M Hanlon “What do you do?” This is a question that I’m asked almost daily as a DC resident where interest in one’s profession is only surpassed by interest in politics. But back in 2010, when I was a 2nd-year PhD student, I was not used to this question. I had successfully avoided (i.e. didn’t try) making friends outside of my program during my first year, so when I …

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30 December 2016

Sharing science with the public via the NCAR Explorer Series

In the Boulder, CO area? Stop by NCAR for their public lecture Explorer Series!

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29 August 2016

#SciWords: 1 word, multiple meanings

By Shane M Hanlon Jargon—it’s everywhere, from your favorite sport to politics to your profession. This fact is especially true in the sciences where scientific jargon is often seen as a barrier to effectively communicating with non-science audiences. We in the Sharing Science program usually spend an entire section of our science communication workshops with tips to avoid jargon (here are a few). There are all kinds of resources out there …

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22 April 2016

Action on climate change needs our hearts and heads: uniting our faith and science

By Katharine Hayhoe, Asma Mahdi, Ed Maurer, and Vaishali Naik We scientists are eyewitnesses to the changes occurring in our world. Every month, it seems, a new record is being broken: whether for global temperature, Greenland ice melt, hurricane intensification, heavy rainfall, or devastating heat waves. Our science can clearly document how climate is changing. It can meticulously examine all relevant forcings to show that– for the first time ever …

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16 April 2015

Climate scientists and faith-based groups come together this Earth Day for GreenFaith Day 2015

A wide range of climate science experts, including researchers, state climatologists, and Fulbright students, will volunteer their time to meet with churches, synagogues, mosques, and other faith groups in more than 20 U.S. states to speak on climate change and explore solutions on a local level.

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