It’s hard to believe that a year ago I was standing in the streets of Manhattan, waiting to take part in what became the largest march for climate action in history as 400,000 people from across the globe filled New York City for the People’s Climate March.
Communicating science to non-experts in compelling, convincing ways feels more important than ever. But the accepted language of academic reporting as well as the established norms of most scientific fields can set scientists up for trouble.
Marin County’s Here. Now. Us. project brought together a group of professionals from diverse disciplines to imagine a mode of engaging people in an active conversation about a local problem with global implications – sea level rise.
Climate change may be a scientific phenomenon, but the responses to it are going to be human and emotional. Climate change is going to increasingly affect the things we love and the places we call home, and these things are not easily dealt with via formulas and numbers.
The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is a chance to remind the public that climate change is happening and already affecting Americans. But how can groups also share the message that for many Gulf communities, the struggle to recover is ongoing?
Climate Access is an initiative of The Resource Innovation Group's Social Capital Project. We are grateful to our founding partners, the Stonehouse Standing Circle and the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society.