The Ocean Project will be posting weekly roundups of the key strategic ocean 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
- When Heat Kills: Global Warming As Public Health Threat
This 2-part story (audio and written) from NPR discusses framing climate change as a human health issue.
- Intriguing Habitats, and Careful Discussions of Climate Change
How should zoos and aquariums address climate change? Research by The Ocean Projectand others show that the public has great trust in zoos, aquariums, and museums; they want to be given ideas for how to help. This article discusses how some institutions navigate the politically murky waters.
- Skeptical Uses of ‘Religion’ in Debate on Climate Change
The scientific evidence for climate change is overwhelming, so why is global warming often talked about in terms of a religion, and how does that affect the discourse?
- Seven states, seven warning signs of global warming
People are more likely to believe in and take action to stop climate change if they believe that it has an effect on them personally. Check out this brief photo-essay on how climate change is impacting people and communities in seven US states.
Some new studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.
- The Debunking Handbook
The Handbook explores the surprising fact that debunking myths can sometimes reinforce the myth in peoples' minds. The Debunking Handbook boils the research down into a short, simple summary, intended as a guide for communicators in all areas (not just climate) who encounter misinformation.
- Climate Solutions for a Stronger America
This new messaging guide from Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions discusses coherent narratives for connecting with the public on climate change and clean energy. You can check out Joe Romm’s brief summary of the publication here for a taste of what the guide contains.