2019 CSTPR Seminar: Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Public
Sep 11, 2019
Climate change poses arguably the biggest threat to humanity—the people, places, and things that we love. Even though public understanding and concern about the seriousness of the issue is slowly growing, there is still a significant disconnect from the well-understood science. In this talk, we will explore Climate Central’s approach to narrowing the gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding, from lessons learned to the road ahead. In particular, we will focus on Climate Matters, a program that partners with TV meteorologists to inform communities around the U.S. about the local realities of a changing climate—what that means to their family, friends, and ways of life.