Communicating Climate Change

Ned Gardiner
Bioneers, USA

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Ingår i: State of Climate Visualization

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 45:5, s. 33-40

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Publicerad: 2009-12-09


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


A central goal of the Worldview Network is to establish a common understanding among decision makers and concerned citizens around the planet about climate science and appropriate adaptation solutions. That baseline must stem from verifiable interpretation of scientific data. Sustained public programs from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City; USA; and the United States National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration provide lessons and point toward best practices for that process. The first step in this interpretation is to identify relevant scientific themes; this job is best done by an authoritative scientific expert. The second step is to render information in simple and understandable ways; this job is best done by experts in media production; such as artists and producers. For the Worldview Network; the production process will not end with publishing and disseminating visualized media. The third step involves working with decision makers and communities to understand scientific and social foundations before collaboratively devising climate adaptation strategies. These steps do not define a closed loop; for the third step will yield new realizations which may be aired through visualization and public discourse. Thus; the Worldview Network will literally help humans evolve new ways of understanding and solving problems at all scales; from local to global.


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