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Daniel Smith, University of Maryland: "Climate Change Communication: Understanding how Environmental/Climate Researchers Think About and Communicate Climate Change"
Thursday, August 01, 2013, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Effective communication is the most necessary skill climate and environmental scientists need throughout their career. There are vast amounts of evidence that Earth’s climate is changing, and that this change is effected by human-induced activity. There have been various papers produced that describe different methods towards effectively communicating this to the general public; however, the averages of non-scientists believing there is a scientific consensus on this issue has still decreased over the last few years. This seminar will explain my current research on how environmental and climate scientists communicate climate change to the general public and why it is important to understand researcher's motivation for communicating this particular way when trying to create a group of effective climate communicators. I will also elaborate on how this research can be expanded to fit a larger audience in the future and the possible ramifications of that as well.

Location M-Square Building #950 Room # 4102 (Large Conference Room) 5825 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740
Contact Isaac Moradi, imoradi@umd.edu



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