AGU Fall Meeting, 2011

4 Dec 2011
San Francisco

AGU Fall Meeting, 2011

(American Geophysical Union)

December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, USA

John P. Reisman and Donald Wuebbles will be convening the following sessions for this years AGU. Both are centered around communicating the relevance of climate change and related issues.

Convener(s):

  • John P. Reisman
  • Donald Wuebbles

Schedule

  • Dec. 5th, 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM; Halls A-C (Poster Session)
  • Dec. 5th, 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM; Room 103 (Context and Relevance in Climate Communications)
  • Dec. 9th, 10:20 AM – 12:20 PM; Room 104 (Climate Confluence Issues: Energy, Environment, Economics, and Security)

U11B Title: Effectively Communicating Climate Science (How to Address Related Issues) I Posters

  • Session Type: Poster
  • Date: 05-Dec-2011
  • Session Time: 8:00 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Location: Halls A-C (Moscone South)

Posters

  • U11B-0016. Taking a Multi-pronged Approach to Expand the Reach of Climate Research Results Rachel Hauser; Marijke Unger; Teresa Eastburn; Alison Rockwell; Krista K. Laursen
  • U11B-0017. Methods to Enhance Climate Change Imagery for Communication
Robert B. Simmon; Kevin Ward; Michael J. Carlowicz; Jesse Allen; Holli Riebeek; Paul Przyborski; Michon Scott
  • U11B-0018. Communicating Complex Sciences by Means of Exhibitions 
Simon Schneider
  • U11B-0019. Who Uses Earth Observations? User Types in Group on Earth Observations
Kathleen S. Fontaine

U13C: Effectively Communicating Climate Science (How to Address Related Issues) Oral Presentation

  • Presentation Title: Context and Relevance in Climate Communications (Invited)
  • Session Title: U13C. Effectively Communicating Climate Science (How to Address Related Issues) II (Video On-Demand)
  • Session Type: Oral
  • Date: 05-Dec-2011
  • Session Time: 1:40 PM – 3:40 PM
  • Location: Room 103 (Moscone South)
  • Video Taped

Description: Addressing issues related to effective public ‘climate communications’ may require including subjects outside of one’s field of expertise. This discussion explores real and perceived challenges regarding how to bridge the gap between expertise and relevant related cause and effect relationships to enhance effective climate communications without abandoning scientific integrity. This delves into the differences between science, scientific opinion and general opinion. To convey the physical reality of climate change, it helps to convey ‘what climate change means’ to people in their everyday lives. For this reason, scientists need to consider how to discuss related issues, while maintaining scientific integrity.

Speakers:

  1. Susan J Hassol: Telling the Climate Change Story (Framing & Messaging)
  2. John Cook: Effectively Rebutting Climate Misinformation
  3. Ed Maibach: Improving the effectiveness of communication about climate science: Insights from the “Global Warming’s Six Americas” audience segmentation research project.
  4. John P. Reisman: Context and Relevance in Climate Communications

http://sites.agu.org/fallmeeting/scientific-program/session-search/26

Categories include:

  • EDUCATION: Informal Education (815)
  • POLICY SCIENCES: Decision making under uncertainty (6309)
  • POLICY SCIENCES: General or miscellaneous (6349)
  • PUBLIC ISSUES: General or miscellaneous (6699)

U52A: Climate Confluence Issues (Energy, Environment, Economics, Security)

  • Presentation Title: Overview of Climate Confluence Security Issues (Invited)
  • Session Title: U52A. Climate Confluence Issues: Energy, Environment, Economics, and Security (Video On-Demand)
  • Session Type: Oral
  • Date: 09-Dec-2011
  • Session Time: 10:20 AM – 12:20 PM
  • Location: Room 104 (Moscone South)

Description: Analysis and discussion of the impact potentials based on current evidence and trends combined. Focusing on trends and risks related to global warming and related climate change issues such as systemic overall security inter-relationships including: opening of Arctic sea lanes, geopolitical reordering, thermal limits of crops, soil moisture content, fresh water, supply and demand regarding resource scarcity, monetary economics; and related issues between environment (climate change), energy infrastructure and economy, through time. Panel: Climate Issues, Military (Navy and JFCOM), Energy Security, Economic Security, Food Security, Water Security, General and/or Political

Speakers:

  1. Christopher Field: Ecosystem and Food Security in a Changing Climate
  2. U.S. Navy Task Force Climate Change
  3. Guy Brasseur: Projected Climate Changes and Regional Security
  4. John P. Reisman: Overview of Climate Confluence Security Issues

http://sites.agu.org/fallmeeting/scientific-program/session-search/19

Categories include:

  • EDUCATION: Informal Education (815)
  • POLICY SCIENCES: Decision Making and Uncertainty (6309)
  • POLICY SCIENCES: General & Miscellaneous (6349)
  • PUBLIC ISSUES: Legislation and Regulations (6615)

More Information: http://sites.agu.org/fallmeeting/