Tag: science communication

A Conversation with Peter Kareiva: Rescaling Civilization

Written by | June 6th, 2012

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We sat down with Dr. Kareiva to discuss his new paper published in the journal Nature, and the hope he sees in the daunting task of “rescaling civilization.”

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, January 13

Written by | January 13th, 2011

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These 5 cool green links should give you an edge over that smarty-pants mosquitofish:

  1. We’re just the messengers: eating insects could reduce your food footprint. (Treehugger)
  2. Who needs a degree when fish are as smart as college students at math? (Mother Nature Network)
  3. How do reporters and scientists communicate with each other? Here’s a snippet. (Dot Earth)
  4. The world tries to crack down on illegal fishing. (Green)
  5. Having trouble deciding who’s to blame for the Gulf oil spill? The answer is easy, says this author: everyone. (Grist)

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part II

Written by | August 26th, 2010

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Our debate on where communicating climate science went wrong continues with a look at what scientists need to do to regain the public’s trust…if anything.

Can Scientists Communicate Better About Climate Change? Part I

Written by | August 13th, 2010

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It’s been a bad year for climate science communication — but who’s to blame? Scientists? Politicians? Al Gore? Five leading scientists discuss — read and let us know what you think!

Translating How Climate Change Will Impact Your Backyard

Written by | February 18th, 2010

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Climate change is going to impact everybody’s backyard — but so many people don’t understand that. Time to get the data out to them, says Conservancy scientist Evan Girvetz.

Hitting the Target…But Missing the Point

Written by | August 19th, 2009

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Conservation is often a game of numbers. Numerical goals, such as protecting 10% of all habitat types, often form the backbone of both international and national conservation policy. Within The Nature Conservancy, numbers like these appear in our 2015 goal (to effectively conserve 10 percent of every major habitat type on Earth by the year […]

Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future…and It’s Scientists’ Fault

Written by | August 3rd, 2009

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You have all heard the statistics that nearly one-half of all Americans do not think humans evolved from apes, and that about one in five American adults think the sun orbits the Earth. Scientific illiteracy is not just a matter for elitist smugness — it can endanger the innocent. For example, there is a movement […]

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