Resources for Climate Communicators


Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest

A new fact sheet, titled Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest, summarizes our growing understanding of the causes and consequences of ocean acidification in Pacific Northwest marine waters. This new document is a companion to 20 Facts About Ocean Acidification, published in 2013 by the U.S. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program as an aid to scientists, science communicators and science policy advisors asked to comment on details about ocean acidification.  Another great example of communicating about ocean acidification is the Emmy-nominated Seattle Time Series by Craig Welch.


Climate Communication Science and Outreach

Climate Communication is a non-profit science and outreach project funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the ClimateWorks Foundation.  They provide resources to help communicate climate science and also run communication workshops for scientists.  They also make available several useful articles about communicating climate.


MetEd Climate Variability and Change Lectures, July 2013

A series of presentations from the Summer 2013 Climate Variability and Change Virtual Course (CVCVC).  This five-day live facilitated course provided an extensive background on a range of climate topics, with an emphasis on developing communication skills.


ClimateAccess Storytelling Resources

ClimateAccess provides a collection of resources to help integrate the power of storytelling into campaigns and programs.


George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

The mission of George Mason University 's Center for Climate Change Communication is to conduct unbiased public engagement research - and to help government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies apply the results of this research - so that collectively, we can stabilize our planet's life sustaining climate.


The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

Effective communication requires understanding your audience.  The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication researches public climate knowledge, perceptions, and behavior, and empowers communicators with the knowledge and tools to more effectively engage Americans.  In their nationally representative study, they examined Americans’ understanding of how the climate system works.


What We Know

A succinct summary of important points about the status of current climate science including video footage from interviews with talented climate scientists and communicators.