Making the Global Local: TV Weathercasters as Climate Change Educators
TV meteorologists are optimally positioned to help Americans better understand the relationship between the changing global climate and regional -- and in some cases, local -- impacts. TV meteorologists are closely followed by local TV audiences, who depend on them for credible information about the weather and extreme events. This project is constructing a national network, tools, and trainings to help broadcast meteorologists inform their viewers about the earth’s changing climate. A partnership with George Mason and Cornell Universities, NOAA, the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association, the American Association of State Climatologists, the American Geophysical Union, Climate Central, and the National Environmental Education Foundation.