Tell a local story

The average person has 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts every single day. That’s a LOT of ideas to be sorted and dealt with! Considering the mental maelstrom, how can we make the complex threat of climate change seem worth not only thinking about, but possibly making major life changes to address? One reason climate change is […]

Poll: Red or blue, regulate CO2

Results from a national survey conducted in late 2013, and made public yesterday by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason Center for Climate Change research, show strong support for action among Americans of every political orientation. A whopping  83% of Americans say “the U.S. should make an effort to reduce […]

Aquarium of the Bay: reframing climate change for action

In part 2 of our blog series on past Small Grants projects at zoos and aquariums, Quinn White of Aquarium of the Bay shares what they’ve learned about making climate change personal, and asking visitors to take action.   Background and summary of project Aquarium of the Bay strives to improve the future of San […]

Round-Up: Grassy lawns are SO out, Solar is SO in

In this week’s round-up: climate change’s impact on marine life, decoding sustainable development, and grassless, solar-powered homes. If you’re a science communicator or educator at an informal science center (such as a zoo, aquarium, or museum) trying to encourage conservation action – this is the round up for you! Every week we break down the […]

Funding for our future

A few months ago, President Obama spoke eloquently in his Inaugural and State of the Union addresses about how the United States can lead the world in transitioning to a clean energy and more sustainable economy, as well as in developing our youth into leaders in science and related fields. Yet, now, NOAA’s Office of […]

Weekly Comm. Round Up: cheap coal causes pricey illness

Happy International Women’s Day! This week we have articles about the climate gender gap, how cheap coal makes for expensive health problems, updates on the Six Americas and more. It’s mostly opinion and analysis this week as opposed to resources, so I’ve changed the format a bit for this post. Don’t be alarmed – like […]

Thanks to Jane Lubchenco

Last week Dr. Jane Lubchenco completed her tenure at NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Nominated by President Obama in 2008 as part of his “Science Team”, she served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of NOAA since 2009 during which time she helped strengthen the role of science and […]

Weekly Roundup: Americans have an attitude

LOTS of good stuff today in the round-up! Of course by “good” I mean “interesting,” considering the first item. This week we cover an apathetic global public, playing games with Al Gore, and how losing predators means gaining harmful CO2. The Ocean Project posts these round-ups of key strategic ocean and climate communication resources we’ve […]