Since Thanksgiving week last year, over 4,000 people and organizations have thanked each other through the hashtag #ClimateThanks and reached almost 70 million with their message. There was much to celebrate last year - from new government action, to the largest climate march in history, to countless efforts by individuals, organizations, and businesses to reduce carbon emissions. We are filled with gratitude for the many people who participated in this campaign: a huge #ClimateThanks to you for contributing to progress on creating a safe climate. Please continue to give #ClimateThanks whenever the spirit moves you, the hashtag is not going away!Media Outreach Projects
On September 21, 2014, a team of students with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication joined over 310,000 people in the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March, to voice support for a safe climate. The march was an exuberant and colorful display of diverse voices united in common cause. Our students conducted 167 interviews of marchers and documented in photos and audio recordings what messages were being communicated and why. Today we're releasing their report, which presents the major themes they observed and heard from the demonstrators.Attitudes & Beliefs Outreach Projects
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article that demonstrates the effectiveness of a nationwide climate change education program focused on high schools in the journal Climatic Change.Knowledge / Climate Literacy Outreach Projects Youth / Families
“Climate Connections,” a new national radio program now on the air, shares daily stories about how climate change is affecting life in North America and what individuals and groups are doing about it.
The stories will help listeners ”connect the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, the creative arts, and religious and moral values, among other themes.
The series, consisting of 90-second episodes, is edited by Bud Ward, a veteran environmental journalist and longtime editor of the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media (now Yale Climate Connections), and hosted by YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz. Listen to sample stories and subscribe to the daily podcast at Yale Climate Connections.Outreach Projects
On Friday May 9, 2014, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz was a guest on NPR's Science Friday, in the week of the release of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment, to discuss Americans' responses to climate change. Other guests were Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and Sheril Kirshenbaum, Director of the Energy Poll at the University of Texas. Listen to the segment here.
On Saturday, January 11th, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz spent the morning discussing, among other things, the parallels between climate change and the smoking debate on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Watch the conversation below.
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This holiday season, we’re giving #ClimateThanks. With friends and colleagues across the climate community, we are taking a moment to tweet or post who or what we are thankful for in the fight for a safe climate. Please Tweet #ClimateThanks and help us raise awareness about the amazing things people are doing and build a stronger sense of solidarity among the far-flung climate community.Outreach Projects
(for the full program please download the PDF)
The First Day: October 12 （Saturday）
8:30 – 9:30 开幕式 Opening Ceremony
Host: Ms. Binbin WANG, Executive Director of China Center for Climate Change Communication/ Manager of Climate Change Team of Oxfam Hong Kong
Prof. Baowei ZHENG, Director of Research Center for Journalism and Social Development, Renmin University/Director of China Center for Climate Change Communication
Dr. Yulu CHEN, President of Renmin University/ Lead of China4C Advisory Committee
Mr. Qizheng ZHAO, President of School of Journalism, Renmin University / Lead of China4C Advisory Committee
Mr. Zhenhua XIE, Deputy Director of National Development and Reform Commission / Lead of China4C Advisory Committee
• 潘岳 中国国家环境保护部副部长
Mr. Yue PAN, Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, PRC
• 安东尼· 莱斯维茨，耶鲁大学气候传播项目主任、中国气候传播项目中心顾问委员会委员
Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of Yale Project on Climate Change Communication/ Member of China4C Advisory Committee
Dr. Xuebing SUN, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam Hong Kong/ Member of China4C Advisory Committee
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On October 2, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz sat down with Dale Jamieson, Kate Orff, and Paul Lewis for a panel on "Climate Change and the American Mind" as a part of the Architecture League of New York's "The 5000 Pound Life" event.
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On September 13, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz moderated a town hall meeting featuring US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) about climate change impacts in New England.
Other panelists included Kerry Emanuel of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Alexander Felson, Director of the Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture; Marion McFadden, Acting Executive Director of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force; Katie Scharf Dykes of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and Professor Ronald Smith of the Center for Earth Observation in Yale’s Department of Geology and Geophysics.
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