What we do.

The Climate Voices network brings non-political conversations about the research findings of the majority of climate scientists to citizens across the United States and Puerto Rico. Scientists and other experts meet with neighbors and community organizations to initiate discussions about the local effects of a changing climate and possible ways to address impacts. Use the map to find a speaker near you and invite them to local meetings. Thank you for allowing Climate Voices to be part of your community!


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How it Works


1Search the database to find a speaker

The database is searchable by last name, geographic location, expertise, and languages spoken. Read through expert profiles to find the right person for your group.


2 Contact a Scientist

Contact the speaker directly by clicking on the contact tab at the end of their profile and issuing them an invitation. They will receive an email from you and should respond directly to you within 48 hours. (If you do not hear back within that time, feel free to contact our staff for assistance.)


3Logistics

Once you have connected, discuss logistics such as time, location, type (service organization, faith-based, etc.) and size of group being assembled. If you have special requests of the expert, such as information on a particular aspect of climate science or climate change, be sure to let them know. And remind them that you are expecting a conversation, not a technical talk. Discuss any equipment needs if they would like to give a brief presentation to set the context for discussion at your meeting.


4Follow up

If you would like to continue or expand the discussion beyond the allotted meeting time, do not hesitate to invite the expert to return for another visit. You may also contact other Climate Voices experts in your area for additional conversations.

How it Works


3Logistics

Once you have connected, discuss logistics such as time, location, type (service organization, faith-based, etc.) and size of group being assembled. If you have special requests of the expert, such as information on a particular aspect of climate science or climate change, be sure to let them know. And remind them that you are expecting a conversation, not a technical talk. Discuss any equipment needs if they would like to give a brief presentation to set the context for discussion at your meeting.


2 Contact a Scientist

Contact the speaker directly by clicking on the contact tab at the end of their profile and issuing them an invitation. They will receive an email from you and should respond directly to you within 48 hours. (If you do not hear back within that time, feel free to contact our staff for assistance.)


4Follow up

If you would like to continue or expand the discussion beyond the allotted meeting time, do not hesitate to invite the expert to return for another visit. You may also contact other Climate Voices experts in your area for additional conversations.

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Events

July 8, 2014

Webinar: Film, Real People, and Climate Solutions -- An approach to involving public audiences in climate conversations Learn more

Based at Arizona State University, Professor Peter Byck is an award-winning film director best known for the films, Garbage and Carbon Nation. With this webinar, Peter will address how to speak with public audiences about solutions to climate change.

Obviously the public must understand the fundamentals of climate science for there to be a constructive dialogue about climate change in this country. Peter believes that dialogue is possible with just about everyone if the emphasis is placed on solutions that relate to people’s lives and immediate concerns. Through film, Peter tells stories of people whose actions to mitigate climate change, taken even when they do not believe in human-induced causes, are motivated by practical concerns. Peter’s strong message is that scientists must keep the end game in sight as they “learn the language of the listener,” find out what people want and need, and match that with suggestions of what society now has to offer.

Tune in to this webinar if you would like to see and hear Peter’s proven approach to climate communications. It could inform future conversations that might otherwise prove intractable!

Special note: Film clips will be used during this webinar. In order to have access to them, you must register for this webinar. Sign up early as slots are limited!

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