NCSE at "Communicating Climate Science"
The American Geophysical Union held a conference on "Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future" — and NCSE was there in force. Held in Granby, Colorado, from June 8 to June 13, 2013, the conference sought to "bring together scholars, social scientists, and journalists to discuss both the history and recent advances in the understanding of climate science and how to communicate that science to policymakers, the media, and society." And videos of the sessions, including talks by climate superstars like Michael Mann and Richard B. Alley, are now available on AGU's YouTube channel.
NCSE's Minda Berbeco spoke on "Climate and Energy Literacy: A New Direction for Science Education in the 21st Century" and "Addressing Climate Change Denial in the Age of 'Academic Freedom' Bills." NCSE's Mark McCaffrey spoke on "Toward an Integrated Approach to Climate Education, Communications, and Outreach" and ran a related workshop. And Michael MacCracken, a member of NCSE's Advisory Council, offered "A Retrospective of Early Climate Science from a Physical Scientists's Point-of-View" and asked "Might Being More Careful in Our Communications Help to Improve Public Understanding about Climate Change?"