Climate Voices Science Speakers Network

What we do.

The Climate Voices network brings non-partisan 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

Apr 07, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT.

Climate Communications: Sharing the Good News Learn more

Richard Alley, distinguished Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University, and publicly acclaimed host of the PBS special, Earth: The Operators’ Manual, will cut through the climate change doom and gloom in this webinar addressing his experiences of sharing climate information with a positive twist.

We all know that climate communications can easily get depressing. Far from panicking about global warming, recent authoritative international reports indicate that typical polices worldwide are serving to accelerate it, despite decades of evidence that this is bad for the environment and life as we know it. Wise policies using solid scholarship would surely make us better off.

Our energy history has been to burn a resource far faster than more is produced, race into scarcity, and then look for a way out. We are the first generation that can see a path to step from this tightrope onto sustainable energy security, using proven technologies to improve our future. Communicating this possibility with public audiences and policy makers remains a large challenge, but with new voices and old, respecting our history as well as each other, we can move forward to tackle this daunting task.

Join us for this hopeful, constructive approach to communicating climate science. Dr. Alley will share communication techniques and information that have resonated with different types of audiences, as well some approaches resulting in pitfalls that he would now avoid.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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