Tagged: science communication

The Consensus Handbook

This handbook provides a brief history of the consensus on climate change. We’ll summarize the research quantifying the level of scientific agreement on human-caused global warming. We’ll examine what the public thinks about the consensus, and the misinformation campaigns that have sought to confuse people. We’ll look at how we should respond to misinformation and how best to communicate the...

Fear Doesn’t Work and Other Lessons on Climate Change Communication

Last year, Climate Tracker produced toolkits to help journalists, writers, and other communicators write about climate change and publish it in media. But, we couldn’t help ask ourselves: what makes climate change communication effective? How do we deal with climate skeptics? And how can we communicate climate science clearly? We decided to come up with a new toolkit to try...

The Uncertainty Handbook: A Practical Guide for Climate Change Communicators

If you have ever struggled with the communication of uncertainty, then this handbook is for you. It distills the most important research findings and expert advice into a few pages of practical, easy- to-apply techniques providing scientists, policy-makers and campaigners with the tools they need to communicate more effectively around climate change…. This handbook offers some strategies for closing the...

The Seven Dimensions of Climate Change: Introducing a new way to think, talk, and act

In this discussion document, produced to provoke feedback ahead of a final report later this year, we argue that climate change is best understood as a challenge with seven dimensions: In Science we need a new social contract between scientists and society; moving away from a hands off view of just giving the facts towards deeper engagement with communication and policy. With Behaviour we need to...

Climate Extremes Communications Guidebook

The purpose of this communications guidebook is to help local governments communicate about weather and climate extremes in the context of climate change. This guidebook will help mainstream climate preparedness into local government planning processes, and/ or build support for any existing climate preparedness efforts that have been already undertaken by local governments.