Communicating on Climate Change

Climate Change in New England: What's Next? (Keynote Speaker, Senator Chris Murphy)

Senator Chris Murphy, recently returned from tense discussions regarding crisis in the Middle East, suggests to the audience that the turmoil there was triggered by an unprecedented drought which is likely a consequence of climate change.  His keynote presentation was part of a Town Hall Meeting entitled, “Climate Change in New England: What’s Next?” which explored how global warming will affect New England in the 21st century and how the region is preparing for the coming changes.

Ending This Climate Madness

By Alisa Zomer

Even before the climate negotiations began this week, Typhoon Haiyan sent a message to the world – a message that is still making waves. The strength and trajectory of Typhoon Haiyan was unprecedented, even for the Philippines, an island nation that experiences more disasters than most. In response, the lead Filipino negotiator declared a fast for the duration of the climate negotiations until progress has been made to “stop this madness.”

The "C" Word: Messaging & Communication

In the first of the YCEI/YCELP Policy Speaker Series, Keri Bolding discusses methods of communicating about climate change in an effective, resonating way. She discusses the differences between persuasive and educational communication, results and implications of public opinions research, keys to effectively delivering information and offers suggestions on when to use the term “climate change” in information communication.

Carbon battle lines drawn

The House Energy and Commerce Sub Committee invited Obama administration officials to a hearing Wednesday to discuss proposed new rules to limit carbon emissions.   EPA chief administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz were the lone representatives from eleven agencies invited to testify…


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