Communicating Conservation: Weekly Resources and News

The Ocean Project will be posting weekly roundups of the key strategic conservation communication and climate communication resources we’ve been tweeting. Each link will be posted with a short description of what you’ll find—please feel free to ask us any questions!
News & Discussion
  • Americans’ Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low
    A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are increasingly distrustful of television news. Those who identify as liberals and independents have had a massive drop in trust levels, and now report confidence levels more like conservatives.

  • How Can We Change the Fossil Fuel Industry?”
    Tom Bowman interviews Bill McKibben about his recent Rolling Stone article, and how we can change the fossil fuel industry. Audio file.

  • New poll reveals only 2% of Canadians think climate change is not occurring
    A further nine percent believed climate change is occurring naturally, and 54% felt both humans and nature are playing a role.

  • Why we are poles apart on climate change
    Dan Kahan posits that the problem isn’t the public’s reasoning capacity; it’s the polluted science-communication environment that drives people apart.

Resources
Some new studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.

Two ClimateAccess articles on the current weather in the US west and communicating climate change:

Posted in Audience, Communications, Communications Research, Strategic communication.

Alyssa Isakower

Alyssa has consulted for The Ocean Project coordinating World Oceans Day since 2011 and is more excited for June 8th every year! She is interested in all things social media, and has been thrilled to work with partners of The Ocean Project around the world on exciting conservation outreach, both on the ground and online.

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