The Ocean Project will be posting weekly roundups of the key strategic ocean 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
- Climate Change Skepticism Is Highest In Japan, Britain and U.S., Poll Finds
A new poll of ~13,000 adults shows Japan, Britain and the U.S. have the lowest confidence that climate change science is accurate, and that humans are affecting the climate. Conversely Hong Kong, Turkey, Indonesia, and Mexico had high confidence that the climate is changing and humans play a role.
- Climate Change And Seafood Supply: Developing Countries Most Vulnerable To Ocean Acidification
A new Oceana study ranks the top 50 nations most vulnerable to climate change and ocean acidification due to their reliance on seafood. The report presents an interesting potential way to frame these issues—the nations most at risk are already vulnerable to other threats.
Link is to a summary, find the full report here.
- How State Media Is Covering Clean Energy And Environmental Regulations
Interesting look at how American state media outlets cover environmental regulations. Even when there is a high volume of stories on environmental safeguards, often those stories don’t mention the benefits of those safeguards.
Some new studies, market research, toolkits, and strategies that may be helpful when communicating about conservation and climate change.
- Special report on the Public Awareness of Ocean Acidification by The Ocean Project
Check out our latest special report on ocean acidification. We took a look at how the issue is understood by aquarium and science center visitors, and why now is the time for these institutions to communicate about it effectively.
- Tip Sheet: Why (and how) to use an Engagement Ladder from ClimateAccess
- Crib Notes for Lakoff’s Latest
Love him or hate him, George Lakoff is an important figure in strategic communication. Anna Fahey of Sightline takes his new Little Blue Book and trims it down even more into a handy flashcard. A great, brief overview of communication strategies which are universally useful.