It’s not every day that my inbox and newsfeed are filled with friends and colleagues elatedly talking about a religious leader. This week’s U.S. visit from Pope Francis has stirred excitement throughout the climate community as he declares the need for urgent action to protect “our common home” from the impacts of climate disruption.
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 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.