martedì 11 giugno 2013

Live feed @ AGU Chapman Climate Communications Conference

Come dice il lagomorpho, c'è da sprecare del tempo al lavoro, in questi giorni. Tempo utilmente sprecato, suppongo.

Vi potete registrare qui e poi seguire il live online di una parte del meeting, in programma a Granby (Colorado) fino a giovedì. E occhio alle 9 ore in meno di fuso.

Fra ieri e oggi c'era di che saziarsi. Fra gli altri: Spencer Weart, Stephan Lewandowsky, Mike Mann, Dick Alley, Alan Robock, Clara Deser, Peter Gleick, Gavin Schmidt, Peter Sinclair, Bob Henson, Jeff Masters...

The goal of this Chapman Conference is to bring together scholars, social scientists, and journalists to discuss both the history and recent advances in the understanding of climate science and how to communicate that science to policymakers, the media, and society. A research agenda of the conference will focus on the efficacy of scientific communication, with ideas on improved practices arising as an outcome from collaborations spawned at the conference. This exploration will take place through: 1) discussions covering the history of climate science and successes and failures in communicating scientific ideas to the policy makers and public; 2) an assessment of where we are with respect to current knowledge of climate science and its communication and acceptance by society; 3) a comparison with experiences in other areas producing similar difficulties between scientific knowledge dissemination, societal acceptance of that knowledge, and governance.

Who should attend:
A diverge group of interests from physicists and social scientists, communicators and journalists. The theme of the Chapman Conference requires conveners from at least two areas that are critical to this conference: (1) Climate science and (2) Climate science history and communication. The first category includes experts who are familiar with both the underlying methodologies and the outcomes of climate research; have expertise in broader implication of climate change (like environmental change); and have experience in exploration into the bleeding edge areas of climate science (like geoengineering) that may challenge accepted notions of climate science, and governance. The second category could include scientists with experience and expertise in communication of technical information in a non-technical way and making complex issues accessible to policymakers and the public as well as professional historians and science journalists. Scientists can benefit from a historical perspective on how climate science was communicated in the past, which may help to develop more effective climate change communication strategies for the future.

Alcune slides fresche fresche dallo speech di Bob Henson dal titolo eloquente:
"Doping the Atmosphere, and Other Metaphors That Stick: Taking a Page from the Madison Avenue Playbook"

2 commenti:

  1. metafore e analogie - sento un tsk tsk, deve essere Gavin S.