Science Communication Tips inc. on Climate Change
How to give a science talk
a pdf of a powerpoint talk prepared by Stephanie Pfirman, Martin Stute, and Dallas Abbott at Columbia University in 2006.
Some common sense about things we don't always think about.
Dave Nolan's guidelines for 12-minute talks
The Science of Scientific Writing
A seminal article by George Gopen and Judith Swan* from American Scientist, Nov. 1990, on
the importance of context to reader comprehension. also as pdf &
one page summary.
handed out as part of NCAR's undergrad writing mentor program (SOARS).
Right your Writing
an update from Judith Swan*, in The Scientist, 2009, vol. 23
how to add value to a poster
An email from the ARM program Chief Scientist Warren Wiscombe to all ARM scientists sent March, 2008.
updated March 2009.
2 other sites on designing effective posters
how to add value to your slides
a set of slides which show, by example, what is good and bad in slides. sent out by Warren Wiscombe to the ARM community in February, 2009.
by Alan Robock. a short treatise against the use of parentheses to include multiple information
in an article. EOS, vol. 91, no. 56, Nov. 9, 2010.
Who is listening? What do they hear?
by Stephen Benka, Physics Today, Dec. 2008.
Slightly long-winded, but makes the useful point that we explicitly consider our audience.
A university laboratory course to improve scientific communication skills.
by David M. Schultz, BAMS, no. 8, September 2010. p. 1259-1266.
nice site by systems biologist Uri Alon
Tips Preparing Effective Talks
also from Weizmann Institute
Navigating Graduate School and Beyond: A Career Guide for Graduate Students and a
Must Read for Every Advisor
An interview with the book author Sundar Christopher on professional development skills.
Climate Change Communication and Psychology
2 Articles published in EOS, vol. 89, no. 11, March 11, 2008, concerning communication on climate change:
scientific and non-scientific word usage
by Susan Hassol of Climate Communication, Basalt, CO, this article examines differing perceptions of the same climate change terminology.
on communicating Arctic climate change
by Syn-Ichi Akasofu of U. of Alaska, this article addresses common misperceptions on Arctic climate.
Disciplines, Geography, and Gender in the Framing of Climate Change
by Saffron O'Neill, Mike Hulme, John Turnpenny and James Screen, BAMS, vol. 91, no.8., August, 2010. p. 997-1002.
The Psychology of Global Warming: Improving the fit between the Science and
by Ben Newell and Andrew Pitman. BAMS, vol. 91, no.8., August, 2010. p. 1003-1014.
The Language of Science and Communication with Congress
by Grace Napolitano, US Representative from California. EOS, vol. 92, no.47., 22 November, 2011. p. 421-422.
Methods to enhance climate change imagery for communication
R. Simmon et al., AGU Fall 2011 Meeting poster U11B-0017 or through earthobservatory.nasa.gov
What do U.S. Students know about Climate Change?
K. Theissen, EOS, vol. 92, no. 51, 20 December 2011 p. 477-478. this article stresses the value of
introductory (undergraduate) courses on climate change for addressing student misconceptions early on.
Book Review: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
by N. Oreskes, Physics Today, 65, June issue, p. 54.
Further contributions to this list are most welcome, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Judith Swan came to RSMAS to lead a 1-day workshop on Nov. 21, 2009. fotos