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

Mar 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Geoengineering: What are the potential geopolitical and ethical issues? Learn more

Join us for a webinar on “Geoengineering: What are the potential geopolitical and ethical issues?”

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https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9060603998279374338

From the recent release of the “Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunglight to Cool Earth” by the National Science Academy to recent articles in major mainstream news sources, climate intervention, or geoengineering, is a topic in which the public has increasing interest.

As the public learns about the research that is being conducted and proposed, many people question the ethics of these technologies. Questions such as, “Will my country get more or less precipitation?” and “How do we govern the international research efforts if we can’t agree on climate mitigation policy?” are some of the concerns the public may express.

In this webinar, Dr. David Victor presents the potential geopolitical and ethical issues involved with the proposed geoengineering technologies. Dr. David Victor is an internationally recognized leader in research on energy and climate change policy as well as energy markets. His research focuses on regulated industries and how regulation affects the operation of major energy markets. He has a dual understanding of the science behind climate change and how international and domestic public policy work. Victor authored of “Global Warming Gridlock,” which explains why the world hasn’t made much diplomatic progress on the problem of climate change while also exploring new strategies that would be more effective. Victor is a leading contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The webinar co-moderators are Rachel Hauser for the NCAR Directorate and UCAR President’s Office and Kristin Wegner of Climate Voices. It is the second webinar in two-part geoengineering series made possible with support from the National Science Foundation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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